Edward England

1685 - 1720

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Edward England (c. 1685–1721) was an Irish-born 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 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 379,387 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Edward England is the 20th most popular pirate (down from 19th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Ireland and the 2nd most popular Irish Pirate.

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Among pirates, Edward England ranks 20 out of 25Before him are Benjamin Hornigold, François l'Olonnais, Charles Vane, Ching Shih, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, and Stede Bonnet. After him are Thomas Tew, Edward Low, Samuel Bellamy, Jean Lafitte, and Carlo Rambaldi.

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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, Johann Maria Farina, and Jean-Marc Nattier. After him are John Gay, William Kent, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Dominikus Zimmermann, Farrukhsiyar, and George Clifford III. 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 Peter Tordenskjold, Abdul-Qādir Bedil, Antoine Coysevox, Maria Margaretha Kirch, Anne Dacier, Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway, and Balaji Vishwanath.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Edward England ranks 55 out of 460Before him are Ernest Walton (1903), Bernard Lee (1908), Brendan Gleeson (1955), Richard Cantillon (1680), James Ussher (1581), and Dolores O'Riordan (1971). After him are Eileen Gray (1878), Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), John Toland (1670), Thomas Moore (1779), J. D. Bernal (1901), and Colin Farrell (1976).

Among PIRATES In Ireland

Among pirates born in Ireland, Edward England ranks 2Before him are Anne Bonny (1702).