Thomas Tew

1649 - 1695

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Thomas Tew (died September 1695), also known as the Rhode Island Pirate, was a 17th-century English privateer-turned-pirate. He embarked on two major pirate voyages and met a bloody death on the second, and he pioneered the route which became known as the Pirate Round. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Tew has received more than 512,842 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Tew is the 21st most popular pirate, the 1,701st most popular biography from United States and the 2nd most popular American Pirate.

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Among pirates, Thomas Tew ranks 21 out of 25Before him are François l'Olonnais, Charles Vane, Ching Shih, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Stede Bonnet, and Edward England. After him are Edward Low, Samuel Bellamy, Jean Lafitte, and Carlo Rambaldi.

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Among people born in 1649, Thomas Tew ranks 3Before him are Pope Clement XI and Pope Benedict XIII. After him are Marie Anne Mancini, Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, John Blow, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, Jan Luyken, Bernhard I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Johann Adolf I, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels. Among people deceased in 1695, Thomas Tew ranks 10Before him are Henry Purcell, Johann Ambrosius Bach, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Pierre Mignard, Zumbi, and Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. After him are François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł, Melchior d'Hondecoeter, Samuel Morland, Pierre Nicole, and Gustav Adolph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Tew ranks 1,701 out of 15,968Before him are Alan Ladd (1913), George Roy Hill (1921), Frank Borman (1928), Theda Bara (1885), Eugene Fama (1939), and Benjamin Bloom (1913). After him are Alfred Newman (1900), Anthony Kiedis (1962), Robert Trujillo (1964), Joshua Lederberg (1925), James Gandolfini (1961), and Danny Kaye (1911).

Among PIRATES In United States

Among pirates born in United States, Thomas Tew ranks 2Before him are D. B. Cooper (1931).