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William Kidd

Pirate Legend William Kidd

Profession: Pirate Legend


Biography: The only pirate known to have buried treasure.

Born: January 22, 1645
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: May 23, 1701 (aged 56)
Cause of Death: Execution by hanging

Historical Events

  • 1699-07-06 Pirate Captain William Kidd is captured in Boston
  • 1701-05-23 Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and the murder of William Moore
  • 2015-05-07 Underwater explorers discover a silver ingot of Captain William Kidd's treasure near Madagascar

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