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 are two famous female pirates from 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 2,211,691 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Mary Read is the 8th most popular pirate (up from 9th in 2019), the 327th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 312th in 2019) and the 5th 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 8 out of 25Before her are Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, Eric of Pomerania, Alexander Selkirk, Anne Bonny, and Calico Jack. After her are D. B. Cooper, Bartholomew Roberts, William Kidd, Henry Every, Sextus Pompey, and Benjamin Hornigold.

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

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Read ranks 327 out of 6,924Before her are Frederick Soddy (1877), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), William Petty (1623), Percy Fawcett (1867), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), and William Henry Bragg (1862). After her are Alexander Pope (1688), John Ruskin (1819), Frederick Sanger (1918), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Ken Follett (1949), and Marianne Faithfull (1946).

Among PIRATES In United Kingdom

Among pirates born in United Kingdom, Mary Read ranks 5Before her are Blackbeard (1680), Henry Morgan (1635), Alexander Selkirk (1676), and Calico Jack (1682). After her are Bartholomew Roberts (1682), William Kidd (1645), Henry Every (1659), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Charles Vane (1680), Edward Low (1690), and Samuel Bellamy (1689).