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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 2,350,086 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Morgan is the 3rd most popular pirate, the 220th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 194th 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, Bartholomew Roberts, Calico Jack, Mary Read, D. B. Cooper, William Kidd, and François l'Olonnais.

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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, Johann Joachim Becher, Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Philipp Spener, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, and Philippe Quinault. Among people deceased in 1688, Henry Morgan ranks 1After him are Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, John Bunyan, Ferdinand Verbiest, Claude Perrault, Narai, Joachim von Sandrart, Philippe Quinault, Constantine Phaulkon, Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, Maximilian Henry of Bavaria, and François Bernier.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Morgan ranks 220 out of 7,765Before him are C. S. Lewis (1898), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), John Wycliffe (1324), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), and Ozzy Osbourne (1948). After him are Harold Godwinson (1022), Margaret Tudor (1489), James V of Scotland (1512), Julie Andrews (1935), John Deacon (1951), and Jane Birkin (1946).

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), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), Calico Jack (1682), Mary Read (1695), William Kidd (1645), Henry Every (1659), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Charles Vane (1680), Samuel Bellamy (1689), and Edward Low (1690).