Edward Teach “Blackbeard”
It was always his thick, long and black beard that gave him his terrifying look. Teach understood the value of appearances and stroke enouhg fear in an opposing crew so they often simply surrendered.
He was in fact very successful. Together with the crew of Benjamin Hornigold he catured and commanded the 40-gun Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Operating around the West Indies andsoutheastern U.S. states he become the most famous pirate captain of all time.