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Famous Female Pirates

Updated June 14, 2019 46k views11 items

List of famous female pirates, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female pirates list contains the most prominent and top females known for being pirates. There are thousand of females working as pirates in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic pirates have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a pirate then the people below should give you inspiration.

People include everyone from Mary Read to Anne Dieu-Le-Veut.

While this isn't a list of all female pirates, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female pirates?" and "Who are the best female pirates?"
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  • Anne Dieu-Le-Veut also called Marie-Anne or Marianne (28 August 1661 – 11 January 1710) was a French pirate. Alongside Jacquotte Delahaye, she was one of very few female buccaneers. While Delahaye was likely fictional, Dieu-le-Veut was real; however, many of her exploits are inventions of later writers.  ...more
    • Birthplace: France
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Awilda, also known as Alwilda, was a female pirate. The story of Awilda is doubted by some historical scholars and considered to be a legend.   ...more
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      Jacquotte Delahaye

      Jacquotte Delahaye (fl. 1656), was a pirate active in the Caribbean sea. Alongside Anne Dieu-le-Veut, she was one of very few 17th-century female pirates. There is no evidence from period sources that Delahaye was a real person. Stories of her exploits are attributed to Leon Treich, a French fiction writer of the 1940s.   ...more
      • Charlotte de Berry (born 1636, England) was a female pirate captain. Her story is generally considered fictional.  ...more
        • Birthplace: England