Captain Edward “Blackbeard” Teach (1680-1718)An English Pirate, Blackbeard began his career on privateers sailing in the
He chose pirating over privateering and earned a reputation for cruelty attacking the
He was 6’ 4” and noted for weaving hemp into his beard and lighting it aflame during battle. He is depicted in paintings as having numerous weapons of all kinds on him and is the archetypical pirate.
He kept his headquarters in the
He died in combat after being shot 5 times, stabbed more than 20 and finally beheaded.