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9 Female Pirates You Should Know About

ANNE BONNY, a redheaded pirate. ~ETS (Born Anne Cormac in 1698, this Irish lass with luscious red locks and a dangerous temper became an icon of The Golden Age of Piracy (1650s-1730s) after marrying small-time pirate James Bonny. Anne's respectable father disowned her over the marriage, so she and her new husband moved to a portion of the Bahamas nicknamed the Pirates Republic, a sanctuary of sorts for scalawags. But the Bonnys were not happily married for long...

AFRICANGLOBE - Emperor Mansa Musa I, also known as Musa of Mali (Mansa actually means "King of Kings"), was born in Mali, sometime in the 1280s. Mansa Musa came to be king in a rather roundabout way. His grandfather, Abu Bakr, was the brother of Sundiata Keita, the man who founded the Malian Empire.

Emperor Mansa Musa I, also known as Musa of Mali (Mansa actually means "King of Kings"), was born in Mali, sometime in the 1280s. Mansa Musa