Historical Pirates

Can you name these historical pirates, given a brief description?

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18th CenturyCaptain of the Queen Anne's Revenge, he would stick lit matches in his beard to appear more terrifying.
18th CenturyA Welsh pirate whose death marked the end of the 'Golden Age of Piracy.'
16th CenturyA hero to the English, but known as 'le draque' or dragon to the Spanish.
Late 17th to Early 18th CenturyIll-fated and perhaps falsely maligned, he may have left behind a huge treasure which is still sought after today.
18th CenturyFamed for his generosity, his crew called themselves 'Robin Hood's Men.'
Early 19th CenturyA notorious smuggler who gained clemency by aiding America in the Battle of New Orleans.
18th centuryA small-time pirate most famous for employing two women on his crew.
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18th CenturyTwo female pirates who escaped execution (temporarily) by 'pleading the belly.' [Name either]
17th CenturyThe Rhode Island Pirate, who pioneered the 'pirate round' used by many later pirates.
18th CenturyAn affluent landowner with no seafaring experience prior to turning to piracy.
16th CenturyThe most famous of the Barbary pirates and later Sultan of Algiers.
16th CenturyThe 'Pirate Queen' of Ireland.
17th centurySacked Panama, was made governor of Jamaica, and has a brand of rum named after him.
18th CenturyHe tried to establish a republic of pirates in the Caribbean before accepting a pardon and becoming a pirate hunter.
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