Three of the Most Famous Pirates to Ever Sail the Seven Seas

Nautical decorations

Of all the cool nautical home decorations that are out there, many think it’s the pirate decor that often looks the coolest. If you’re thinking about decking your home out with these scurvy nautical decorations, though, then chances are you’d also like to learn about some of the most famous figures from history who inspired the pirate decor you’re interested in.

So without further ado, here are a few of the most notorious pirates to ever sail the seven seas.

Henry Every.

Henry Every was born in 1653, and disappeared around 1696. Though he was only a pirate captain on one voyage, that single journey he made in 1964 on his ship “The Fancy” has been described as “the single richest crime in history.” They sacked the Fateh Muhammed and stole £50,000 worth of treasure. They then sailed in pursuit of another vessel, and liberated between £325,000 and £600,000, including 500,000 gold and silver pieces from it. If you ever get pirate decor, like a replica treasure chest, why not say it was Henry Every’s?

Stede “the Gentleman Pirate” Bonnet.

Stede Bonnet, an early 18th century pirate from England, was sometimes referred to as “the gentleman pirate” because he had lived as a moderately wealthy landowner before randomly deciding to terrorize the open seas in 1717. Without any nautical knowledge, he bought a vessel, named it “Revenge,” and eventually banded together with the infamous Blackbeard.

Henry Morgan.

Henry Morgan, the infamous pirate with a modern day brand of rum named after him, was a Welsh privateer who lived in a golden age of piracy. He successfully used international conflicts to support himself, his crew, and his country. Captain Morgan was one of the few pirates every able to enjoy retirement.

These are just a few of the most famous figures to ever inspire pirate decor. If you know of any other famous privateers, or have any questions about pirate decor, feel free to share in the comments.