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Edward Teach                                                                       
c. 1660 - November 22, 1718                                                       
Blackbeard (1734 engraving)                                                       
Nickname: Blackbeard                                                               
Type: Pirate                                                                       
Place of birth: Bristol, England                                                   
Place of death: Ocracoke, North Carolina                                           
Allegiance: None                                                                   
Years of service: 1712 - 1718                                                     
Rank: Captain                                                                     
Base of Operations: Atlantic                                                       
Commands: Queen Anne's Revenge                                                     
Edward Teach (c. 1680 - November 22, 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a     
notorious English pirate in the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic during the     
early 18th century, a period referred to as the Golden Age of Piracy. His best     
known vessel was the Queen Anne's Revenge, which is believed to have run aground   
near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina in 1718.                                       
Blackbeard often fought, or simply showed himself, wearing a big feathered         
tricorn, and having multiple swords, knives, and pistols at his disposal. It was   
reported in the General History of the Pirates that he had hemp and lit matches   
woven into his enormous black beard during battle. Blackbeard is the premier       
image of the seafaring pirate.