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Henry Morgan

Pirate Henry Morgan

Profession: Pirate

Nationality:
Wales
Welsh

Why Famous: One of the most notorious and successful pirates in history, he terrorized Spain's Caribbean colonies in the late 1600s.

Birthplace: Llanrhymny, Wales

Died: August 25, 1688

Historical Events

  • 1671-01-27 Welsh pirate Henry Morgan lands at the gates of Panama City
  • 1671-01-28 Welsh pirate Henry Morgan captures Panama City from its Spanish defenders

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