Edward England

1685 - 1720

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Edward England (c. 1685–1721) was an Irish pirate. The ships he sailed on included the Pearl (which he renamed The Royal James) and later the Fancy, for which England exchanged the Pearl in 1720. His flag was the classic Jolly Roger — almost exactly as the one "Black Sam" Bellamy used — with a human skull above two crossed bones on a black background. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward England has received more than 532,622 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward England is the 17th most popular pirate (up from 18th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 53rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Pirate.

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Over the past year Edward England has had the most page views in the with 68,008 views, followed by German (10,648), and Russian (9,028). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Estonian (41.95%), Chinese (41.42%), and Ukrainian (40.02%)


Among pirates, Edward England ranks 17 out of 29Before him are William Kidd, Henry Every, Sextus Pompey, Benjamin Hornigold, Charles Vane, and Ching Shih. After him are Jan Janszoon, Stede Bonnet, Samuel Bellamy, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Thomas Tew, and Jean Lafitte.

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Among people born in 1685, Edward England ranks 10Before him are George Berkeley, Domenico Scarlatti, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Brook Taylor, Jean-Marc Nattier, and Johann Maria Farina. After him are John Gay, Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, Farrukhsiyar, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and William Kent. Among people deceased in 1720, Edward England ranks 5Before him are Sukjong of Joseon, Calico Jack, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, and Maria Barbara Bach. After him are Maria Margaretha Kirch, Abdul-Qādir Bedil, Antoine Coysevox, Anne Dacier, Peter Tordenskjold, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, and Balaji Vishwanath.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Edward England ranks 50 out of 549Before him are Ethel Voynich (1864), Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850), Saint Gall (550), Eileen Gray (1878), John Toland (1670), and John Tyndall (1820). After him are Dolores O'Riordan (1971), David Kelly (1929), William C. Campbell (1930), Richard Cantillon (1680), Mary Jane Kelly (1863), and George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449).

Among PIRATES In Ireland

Among pirates born in Ireland, Edward England ranks 2Before him are Anne Bonny (1702). After him are Grace O'Malley (1530).