Henry Morgan

1635 - 1688

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Sir Henry Morgan (Welsh: Harri Morgan; c. 1635 – 25 August 1688) was a Welsh privateer, plantation owner, and, later, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica. From his base in Port Royal, Jamaica, he and those under his command raided settlements and shipping ports on the Spanish Main, becoming wealthy as they did so. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Morgan has received more than 2,728,069 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Henry Morgan is the 6th most popular pirate (down from 3rd in 2019), the 383rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 220th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Pirate.

Henry Morgan was a Welsh pirate who raided Spanish settlements in the Caribbean. He was most famous for his raids on Panama City and Portobelo.

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Among pirates, Henry Morgan ranks 6 out of 29Before him are Hayreddin Barbarossa, Blackbeard, Eric of Pomerania, Anne Bonny, and Calico Jack. After him are Mary Read, Bartholomew Roberts, D. B. Cooper, François l'Olonnais, William Kidd, and Henry Every.

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Among people born in 1635, Henry Morgan ranks 3Before him are Robert Hooke, and Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon. After him are François l'Olonnais, Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Joachim Becher, Philipp Spener, Zanabazar, Philippe Quinault, Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons, and Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1688, Henry Morgan ranks 2Before him is Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Ferdinand Verbiest, John Bunyan, Claude Perrault, Joachim von Sandrart, Narai, Philippe Quinault, François Bernier, Constantine Phaulkon, Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, and Maximilian Henry of Bavaria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Morgan ranks 383 out of 8,785Before him are George Mallory (1886), G. H. Hardy (1877), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Mordred (null), Christian de Duve (1917), and Pelagius (360). After him are William Crookes (1832), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Angus Young (1955), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Robert Burns (1759), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875).

Among PIRATES In United Kingdom

Among pirates born in United Kingdom, Henry Morgan ranks 3Before him are Blackbeard (1680), and Calico Jack (1682). After him are Mary Read (1695), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), William Kidd (1645), Henry Every (1659), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Charles Vane (1680), Samuel Bellamy (1689), Thomas Tew (1649), and Edward Low (1690).