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Sam Bellamy
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    (circa February 23, 1689-April 27, 1717)
    Born in Hittisleigh, England, United Kingdom
    Known as the ‘Prince of Pirates’, ‘Black Sam’ and the ‘Robin Hood of the Sea’
    Captured more than 50 ships, including the ‘Marianne’, ‘Sultana’, and ‘Whydah Gally’
    Drowned to death along with 143 of his crew when the ship ‘Whydah’ was sank by a nor’easter near Cape Cod
    One of the ships, the ‘Marianne’, was badly damaged in the process, leaving seven survivors
    He cheated on his wife, whom he left behind along with their child in Canterbury, with 15-year-old Maria Hallett.
    He had a child with Hallett even though the two of them weren’t married.
    He worked with Blackbeard when he first became a pirate under the service of Benjamin Hornigold (1716).
    One of his cabin boys was an 11-year-old rich kid named Jon King.
    He was a well-mannered and tidy man.
    His mother died of childbirth.
    He treated his entire crew equally regardless of ethnicity.
    His child by Hallett died, resulting in her imprisonment and exile.
    After capturing the ‘Whydah’, he gave the ship’s Captain, Lawrence Prince, the ‘Sultana’.
    He died trying to meet Hallett near Maine.
    His flagship, the ‘Whydah’, is the first confirmed pirate ship to be found in modern times (1984).
    He is heavily featured in many modern-day works.

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