15 Most Feared Pirates in History

Edward "Blackbeard" Teach 1 of 16

Probably the most famous pirate of all time is Edward "Blackbeard" Teach. While his legend has mostly grown thanks to fictional stories, he was still a fearsome buccaneer. He captured a number of ships, including his flagship "Queen Anne's Revenge". His fleet grew to four ships and over 300 men, and was responsible for defeating many British warships before he was finally captured and beheaded in 1718.