Bartholomew Roberts

1682 - 1722

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Bartholomew Roberts (17 May 1682 – 10 February 1722), born John Roberts, was a Welsh pirate and the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy (measured by vessels captured), taking over 400 prizes in his career. Roberts raided ships off the Americas and the West African coast between 1719 and 1722; he is also noted for creating his own Pirate Code, and adopting an early variant of the Skull and Crossbones flag. Roberts' infamy and success saw him become known as The Great Pyrate and eventually as Black Bart (Welsh: Barti Ddu), and made him a popular subject for writers of both fiction and non-fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartholomew Roberts has received more than 1,402,050 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Bartholomew Roberts is the 10th most popular pirate (down from 6th in 2019), the 385th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 266th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Pirate.

Bartholomew Roberts was a Welsh pirate who raided ships in the Caribbean and off the coast of Africa from 1719 to 1722. He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, capturing more than 400 ships.

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Among pirates, Bartholomew Roberts ranks 10 out of 25Before him are Eric of Pomerania, Alexander Selkirk, Anne Bonny, Calico Jack, Mary Read, and D. B. Cooper. After him are William Kidd, Henry Every, Sextus Pompey, Benjamin Hornigold, François l'Olonnais, and Charles Vane.

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Among people born in 1682, Bartholomew Roberts ranks 4Before him are Charles XII of Sweden, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, and Calico Jack. After him are Johann Friedrich Böttger, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Jacopo Amigoni, Jan van Huysum, Şehsuvar Sultan, William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Princess Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach, and Roger Cotes. Among people deceased in 1722, Bartholomew Roberts ranks 4Before him are Kangxi Emperor, Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, and John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. After him are John Toland, Johann Adam Reincken, Johann Kuhnau, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Pierre Varignon, Claude Gillot, Adriaen van der Werff, and Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bartholomew Roberts ranks 385 out of 6,924Before him are D. H. Lawrence (1885), Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882), Anne, Princess Royal (1950), Robert Walpole (1676), John Everett Millais (1829), and Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453). After him are Richard Owen (1804), Thomas Young (1773), Arthur Harden (1865), Robert Falcon Scott (1868), Æthelred the Unready (968), and Bobby Charlton (1937).

Among PIRATES In United Kingdom

Among pirates born in United Kingdom, Bartholomew Roberts ranks 6Before him are Blackbeard (1680), Henry Morgan (1635), Alexander Selkirk (1676), Calico Jack (1682), and Mary Read (1695). After him are William Kidd (1645), Henry Every (1659), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Charles Vane (1680), Edward Low (1690), and Samuel Bellamy (1689).