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 raided settlements and shipping on the Spanish Main, becoming wealthy as he did so. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Morgan has received more than 2,069,632 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Henry Morgan is the 3rd most popular pirate (up from 10th in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 333rd in 2019) and the 2nd 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 3 out of 25Before him are Hayreddin Barbarossa and Blackbeard. After him are Eric of Pomerania, Alexander Selkirk, Anne Bonny, Calico Jack, Mary Read, D. B. Cooper, Bartholomew Roberts, 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 Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, François l'Olonnais, Johann Joachim Becher, Philipp Spener, Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Philippe Quinault, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, and Zanabazar. Among people deceased in 1688, Henry Morgan ranks 1After him are Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, John Bunyan, Ferdinand Verbiest, Claude Perrault, Narai, Constantine Phaulkon, Joachim von Sandrart, Philippe Quinault, Abraham Duquesne, 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 194 out of 6,924Before him are Terry Pratchett (1948), Helen Mirren (1945), John Keats (1795), Boudica (33), Robert Burns (1759), and Henry I of England (1068). After him are John Logie Baird (1888), Laurence Olivier (1907), Ben Kingsley (1943), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), William Wordsworth (1770), and Arnold J. Toynbee (1889).

Among PIRATES In United Kingdom

Among pirates born in United Kingdom, Henry Morgan ranks 2Before him are Blackbeard (1680). After him are Alexander Selkirk (1676), Calico Jack (1682), Mary Read (1695), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), William Kidd (1645), Henry Every (1659), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Charles Vane (1680), Edward Low (1690), and Samuel Bellamy (1689).