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William Kidd

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William Kidd
Portrait by James Thornhill
Bornc. 1654
Dundee, Scotland
Died23 May 1701(1701-05-23) (aged 47)
Wapping, England
Cause of deathExecution by hanging
RelativesShea Dauphinée, Michael Dauphinée, James Dauphinée
Piratical career
TypePirate / Privateer
AllegianceKingdom of England, Province of New York
CommandsBlessed William
Adventure Galley

Captain Kidd, or, by his real name, William Kidd, (c. 1645[1] – 23 May 1701) was a Scottish pirate and sailor. It is heard that he buried a treasure chest on a deserted island. The chest had a lot of gold and jewels in it.[2] He was found guilty of murder and was executed by hanging at 'Execution Dock', Wapping, in London on 23 May 1701.

References[change | change source]

  1. "William Kidd | Biography, Ship, Treasure, Death, & Facts | Britannica".
  2. Osborne, Mary Pope (1994). Magic Tree House, Pirates Past Noon. United States of America. p. 37. ISBN 0-679-82425-1.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)