Stede Bonnet (c. 1688 – December 10, 1718) was an early 18th-century Barbadian pirate, sometimes called "the gentleman pirate" because he was a moderately rich landowner before turning to a life of crime. Bonnet was captured and was executed by hanging at White Point Garden, in Charleston, South Carolina on 10 December 1718.
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- "This Day in NC History: Stede Bonnet, the 'Gentleman Pirate,' hanged in South Carolina". WWAYTV3.com. Retrieved 2013-04-04.