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Mary Read

1695 - 1721

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Mary Read (1685 – 28 April 1721), also known as Mark Read, was an English pirate. She and Anne Bonny were two famous female pirates from the 18th century, and among the few women known to have been convicted of piracy at the height of the "Golden Age of Piracy". Read was born in England in 1685. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Read has received more than 2,494,048 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Mary Read is the 9th most popular pirate (down from 8th in 2019), the 386th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 326th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Pirate.

Mary Wollstonecraft is most famous for her feminist work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

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Among pirates, Mary Read ranks 9 out of 25Before her are Henry Morgan, Eric of Pomerania, Alexander Selkirk, Anne Bonny, Bartholomew Roberts, and Calico Jack. After her are D. B. Cooper, William Kidd, François l'Olonnais, Sextus Pompey, Henry Every, and Ching Shih.

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Among people born in 1695, Mary Read ranks 1After her are Pietro Locatelli, Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Adrien Manglard, Henri Pitot, Louis Armand II, Prince of Conti, John Bevis, Giuseppe Sammartini, François de Cuvilliés, Johann Christian Günther, and Edward Braddock. Among people deceased in 1721, Mary Read ranks 4Before her are Pope Clement XI, Jean-Antoine Watteau, and Alexander Selkirk. After her are Charles Vane, Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein, Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Johann Christoph Bach, Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, Edward Colston, and Elihu Yale.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Read ranks 386 out of 7,765Before her are Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), Robert Burns (1759), Bonnie Tyler (1951), David Niven (1910), Henry Moore (1898), and Benjamin Graham (1894). After her are Thomas Cook (1808), John le Carré (1931), Beatrix Potter (1866), Saint Boniface (680), Christian de Duve (1917), and Margot Fonteyn (1919).

Among PIRATES In United Kingdom

Among pirates born in United Kingdom, Mary Read ranks 6Before her are Blackbeard (1680), Henry Morgan (1635), Alexander Selkirk (1676), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), and Calico Jack (1682). After her are William Kidd (1645), Henry Every (1659), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Charles Vane (1680), Samuel Bellamy (1689), and Edward Low (1690).