Blackbeard: Myths About The Infamous Pirate Who Was (Almost) Impossible To Kill

Circa 1715, Captain Edward Teach (1680--1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a pirate who plundered the coasts of the West Indies, North Carolina, and Virginia. Source: (

Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, was one of the most feared reavers in the Caribbean and east coast of North America during the golden age of piracy. Naturally, many of Blackbeard's myths were exaggerated, but the facts remain that he was menacing criminal. He was rumored to be impossible to kill---and it did take some effort---but all men must die, and he met his end on November 22, 1718. Let's take a look at the notorious life, brutal death, and many myths of Blackbeard, the pirate who plundered the West Indies.