William Kidd

1645 - 1701

William Kidd

William Kidd, also known as Captain William Kidd or simply Captain Kidd (c. 1655 – 23 May 1701), was a Scottish sailor who was tried and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Kidd has received more than 1,791,432 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular pirate.

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Among pirates, William Kidd ranks 11 out of 24Before him are Anne Bonny, Bartholomew Roberts, Calico Jack, Sextus Pompey, Mary Read, and Henry Morgan. After him are François l'Olonnais, D. B. Cooper, Charles Vane, Benjamin Hornigold, Henry Every, and Ching Shih.

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Among people born in 1645, William Kidd ranks 2Before him is Marc-Antoine Charpentier. After him are Johann Ambrosius Bach, Jean de La Bruyère, William Penn, Andreas Werckmeister, Aert de Gelder, Eusebio Kino, Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, Louis Jolliet, and Nicolas Lemery. Among people deceased in 1701, William Kidd ranks 3Before him are James II of England and Philippe I, Duke of Orléans. After him are Madeleine de Scudéry and Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Kidd ranks 364 out of 5,347Before him are Thomas Bayes (1702), Francis William Aston (1877), Gordon Banks (1937), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Jeremy Irons (1948), and Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486). After him are Anthony Burgess (1917), Robert Edwards (1925), D. H. Lawrence (1885), George Eliot (1819), Timothy Dalton (1946), and Tony Blair (1953).

Among PIRATES In United Kingdom

Among pirates born in United Kingdom, William Kidd ranks 7Before him are Blackbeard (1680), Alexander Selkirk (1676), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), Calico Jack (1682), Mary Read (1695), and Henry Morgan (1635). After him are Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Henry Every (1659), Edward Low (1690), and Samuel Bellamy (1689).