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Ching Shih was without a doubt one of the most powerful and ruthless pirates in the entire history of mankind. During her active years, she commanded over one of the largest pirate fleets in China, defying the military powers of all largest naval powers of her time.
Jeanne de Clisson is remembered today for her 13 year-long spree of revenge against the French forces in the 14th century. Here you can find out more about the reason for her becoming one of the most famous female pirate captains of all time.
One of the most famous legends about female pirates is the story of Denmark’s Queen Awilda, who fell in love with her future husband during the fierce fight between her pirate crew and his royal soldiers. Here you can find out do they lived “happily ever after”.
One of the most notable female pirates of the late 18th century was American born Rachel Wall. Here you can find out more about her life of piracy, from the first moment she saw the sea to the moment of her execution in 1789.