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List of famous male pirates, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male pirates list contains the most prominent and top males known for being pirates. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a pirate then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Salih Reis to Benjamin Hornigold. These names of famous male pirates might sound familiar. 

While this isn't a list of all male pirates, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male pirates?" and "Who are the best male pirates?"
Blackbeard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Pirates
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Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies. Although little is known about his early life, he was probably born in Bristol, England. He may have been a sailor on privateer ships during ...more

Profession: Pirate

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Paul Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Pirates
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Paul Franklin Watson is a Canadian environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a direct action group focused on marine conservation. The Toronto native joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing in 1969. He was an early and influential member of Greenpeace, ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Profession: Activist

Credits: Whale Wars, At the Edge of the World, Sharkwater, Behind the Mask

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Bartholomew Roberts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Pirates
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Bartholomew Roberts, born John Roberts, was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, as measured by vessels captured, taking over 470 prizes in his career. He is also known as Black Bart, ...more

Age: Died at 40 (1682-1722)

Birthplace: Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

Profession: Pirate

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Henry Every is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Pirates
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Henry Every, also Evory or Avery, sometimes erroneously given as John Avery, was an English pirate who operated in the Atlantic and Indian oceans in the mid-1690s. He likely used several aliases throughout his career, including Henry Bridgeman, and was known as Long Ben to his crewmen and ...more

Birthplace: Newton Ferrers, United Kingdom

Profession: Pirate, Sailor

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