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With 25 biographies, Pirates are the 90th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Fashion Designers, Occultists, and Political Scientists.

Pantheon has 27 people classified as pirates born between 67 BC and 1931. Of these 27, none of them are still alive today. The most famous deceased pirates include Hayreddin Barbarossa, Blackbeard, and Henry Morgan. As of April 2022, 2 new pirates have been added to Pantheon including Cheung Po Tsai and Roche Braziliano.

Deceased Pirates

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Newly Added Pirates (2022)

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Most pirates were born in United Kingdom (12), Ireland (2), and United States (2). By city, the most common birth places were Bristol (2), Xinhui District (2), and England (2).The most common death places of pirates were Jamaica (5), United States (4), and Turkey (2). By city, these were Port Royal (4), Charleston, South Carolina (2), and Büyükdere, Sarıyer (1).

The earliest biographies classified as pirates in Pantheon are Hayreddin Barbarossa, Eric of Pomerania, and Sextus Pompey.  The concentration of pirates was largest during the Printing Era, which lasted from 1450 to 1699. Some birth or death locations for earlier pirates are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Pirates were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 4 most globally memorable Pirates since 1700.

Pirates are found within the Public Figure domain which also includes Companions, Social Activists, Models, Extremists, and Pornographic Actors.