Samuel Bellamy

1689 - 1717

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Captain Samuel Bellamy (c. February 23, 1689 – April 26, 1717), later known as "Black Sam" Bellamy, was an English pirate who operated in the early 18th century. He is best known as the wealthiest pirate in recorded history, and one of the faces of the Golden Age of Piracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Bellamy has received more than 1,192,848 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Samuel Bellamy is the 23rd most popular pirate, the 1,386th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,299th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Pirate.

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Among pirates, Samuel Bellamy ranks 23 out of 25Before him are Ching Shih, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Stede Bonnet, Edward England, Thomas Tew, and Edward Low. After him are Jean Lafitte and Carlo Rambaldi.

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Among people born in 1689, Samuel Bellamy ranks 8Before him are John V of Portugal, Samuel Richardson, Jacques I, Prince of Monaco, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, and Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria. After him are Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, Blas de Lezo, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, Alexis Piron, Jan Klemens Branicki, and William Adam. Among people deceased in 1717, Samuel Bellamy ranks 4Before him are Maria Sibylla Merian, Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark, and Jeanne Guyon. After him are Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, Magnus Stenbock, and Jean Jouvenet.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Samuel Bellamy ranks 1,386 out of 6,924Before him are Bernie Taupin (1950), John Wilkins (1614), Anthony Daniels (1946), Alan Bates (1934), Peter Burke (1937), and David Ogilvy (1911). After him are Reginald Lee (1870), Edward Frankland (1825), John Gould (1804), Peter Mayhew (1944), Frances Shand Kydd (1936), and Patrick O'Brian (1914).

Among PIRATES In United Kingdom

Among pirates born in United Kingdom, Samuel Bellamy ranks 12Before him are Bartholomew Roberts (1682), William Kidd (1645), Henry Every (1659), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Charles Vane (1680), and Edward Low (1690).