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Teach, Edward

Converse D. Clowse

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Teach, Edward (1680–22 November 1718), seaman and pirate captain, known as “Blackbeard,” was born probably in Bristol, England. Investigators have been unable to confirm the date or place of his birth, his identity or ancestry, or his activities until 1713, and his life thereafter is incompletely chronicled....

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