Anne Bonny

Birthday
8, 1702
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Apr 22, 1782 (80)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1702
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Apr 22, 1782 (80)

About

Eighteenth century Irish pirate whose story was told in the book A General History of the Pyrates. She was arrested for piracy in 1720 and sentenced to death, but was granted a stay of execution due to pregnancy and was later released.

Before Fame

Her family emigrated from Ireland to the "new world" (North America) when she was young and her father became a successful merchant.

Trivia

She never hid her gender and was known as a competent, respected pirate.

Family Life

Her first husband was the sailor and pirate James Bonny whom she left for the pirate Jack Rackham. She had two children with him and later married Joseph Burleigh with whom she had ten children.

Associated With

Eiichiro Oda based a character in his manga One Piece on her.