A list of the last pirates from the history of pirates, with lots of pictures and images. The most famous pirate from this age of piracy was arguably Jean Lafitte. Although these were the last pirates, when it comes to maritime piracy there were still plenty of real pirates to populate this list. Pirate history is as old as boats themselves. By this time, pirates had long been the scourge of the United States, as well as that of the French, English, and especially Spanish Crowns. Many of them can be found on this list of the last pirates from the history of piracy.