Charles Vane

1680 - 1721

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Charles Vane (c. 1680 – 29 March 1721) was an English pirate who operated in the Bahamas during the end of the Golden Age of Piracy. Vane was likely born in the Kingdom of England around 1680. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Vane has received more than 2,696,829 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Charles Vane is the 16th most popular pirate (down from 14th in 2019), the 705th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 10th most popular British Pirate.

Charles Vane is most famous for being a pirate. He was one of the most feared pirates of the late 1700s and early 1800s.

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Among pirates, Charles Vane ranks 16 out of 25Before him are Bartholomew Roberts, William Kidd, Henry Every, Sextus Pompey, Benjamin Hornigold, and François l'Olonnais. After him are Ching Shih, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Stede Bonnet, Edward England, Thomas Tew, and Edward Low.

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Among people born in 1680, Charles Vane ranks 3Before him are Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold. After him are Catherine Opalińska, Richard Cantillon, James Anderson, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Saliha Sultan, Ephraim Chambers, Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia, and Johann Baptist Zimmermann. Among people deceased in 1721, Charles Vane ranks 5Before him are Jean-Antoine Watteau, Pope Clement XI, Alexander Selkirk, and Mary Read. After him are Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein, Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, Johann Christoph Bach, Edward Colston, Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, and Elihu Yale.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Vane ranks 705 out of 6,924Before him are Judith of Flanders (844), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), Jessica Tandy (1909), William Pitt the Younger (1759), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), and John Surtees (1934). After him are H. L. A. Hart (1907), Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), John of Salisbury (1110), Mike Hawthorn (1929), William Holman Hunt (1827), and Edward Heath (1916).

Among PIRATES In United Kingdom

Among pirates born in United Kingdom, Charles Vane ranks 10Before him are Calico Jack (1682), Mary Read (1695), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), William Kidd (1645), Henry Every (1659), and Benjamin Hornigold (1680). After him are Edward Low (1690) and Samuel Bellamy (1689).