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Most successful pirate in history was Ching Shih, a Chinese commanding 300 boats manned by over 20,000 lesser pirates.

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If Mulan and Jack Sparrow had a kid...seriously, it's people like this who make history what it is...

If Mulan and Jack Sparrow had a kid...seriously, it's people like this who make history what it is...

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Headed a squadron of 80,000 pirates, ruled the Chinese seas for two decades, and actually retired happily - but not before extorting a nice pension from the Chinese government.

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from Diply.com

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from Atlas Obscura

The Chinese Female Pirate Who Commanded 80,000 Outlaws

Ching Shih, who lived and pillaged during the Qing Dynasty, has been called the most successful pirate in history.

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from About.com Education

The Best Pirate in History Was a Woman Called Zheng Shi

The Best Pirate in History Was a Woman Called Zheng Shi: Zheng Shi or Ching Shih, female pirate admiral who ruled the South China Sea.

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from Assassin's Creed Wiki

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Ching Shih - Google Search

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Maybe Ethro has a favorite coat. :) Her wearing this military, men's jacket would really tick off her half-sisters and the guy who might be her father.

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Ching Shih (1775–1844) also known as Cheng I Sao terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. A brilliant Cantonese pirate, she commanded 1800 ships and more than 80,000 pirates — men, women, and even children. She challenged the world superpower empires at the time such as the British, Portuguese and the Qing dynasty. Undefeated, she would become one of China and Asia's strongest pirates, and one of world history's most powerful pirates.

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Ching Shih A brilliant Cantonese female pirate, she commanded 1800 ships and more than 80,000 pirates — men, women, and even children. She challenged the world superpower empires at the time such as the British, Portuguese and the Qing dynasty. Undefeated, she would become one of China and Asia's strongest female pirates, and one of world history's most powerful female pirates. She was also one of the few pirate captains to retire from piracy.

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