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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Was there ever a female equivalent of Blackbeard ?

So blackbeard was the most famous pirate to have ever lived. So was there a female equivalent to him. That was equally as feared ?

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  • 1 month ago

    There were a number of notable female pirates.  There was a Chinese one called Madame Chang I think who commanded a whole fleet of pirate ships.

  • ree
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Anne Bonny and Mary Read are largely considered the most famous female pirates in American history. They sailed w/ pirate Captain Jack Rackham circa 1720.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes.  She was called 'Blackminge' and she sailed the seven seas.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Was there ever a male equivalent to giving birth? 

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Cheng Shih, who lived in the early nineteenth century was said to be the most successful pirate in history - she was a woman. Another woman, "Mrs. Hon-cho-lo, who was active in Hong Kong in the first half of the 20th century" was also a pirate.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-chinese-...

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

     Quote: "blackbeard was the most famous pirate to have ever lived"

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    Not in many parts of the world he wasn't. You have an anglo-centric belief. The history of piracy in the eastern hemisphere makes the west look tame.  And yes, there were female pirate captains, though few are remembered by historians. Read and learn: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/58889/9-female...

    Source(s): Google and Wikipedia. Learn how, it's not exacvtly rockewt science.
  • 1 month ago

    While piracy was predominantly a male occupation, a minority of pirates were women.[1] On many ships, women (as well as young boys) were prohibited by the ship's contract, which all crew members were required to sign.[2] :303

    Because of the resistance to allowing women on board, many female pirates did not identify themselves as such. Anne Bonny, for example, dressed and acted as a man while on Captain Calico Jack's ship.[2]:285 She and Mary Read, another female pirate, are often identified as being unique in this regard.

    This article contains a list of female pirates who are recognized by historians, listed in the time period they were active.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Grace O'Malley.  She was infamous to the English in her lifetime.

    https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/graceomalle...

  • 1 month ago

    Not sure but there were girl pirates

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