With the birth name of John Roberts, Bartholomew Roberts was born on the 17th of May, 1682. He was a Welsh pirate who was famous for being a cruel yet ingenious pirate. He made successful lootings on more than 400 ships during his era from 1719 and 1722.
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He didn’t opt for being a pirate himself. It was the death of Howell Davie after which he was asked to become the leader of a pirate ship. He was famous for his ruthlessness, cold blooded nature and cruelty. The event of setting a ship on fire with slaves in its hold makes it clear how cruel and ruthless he was.
He kept on making voyages, destroying ships, looting treasure which led him to capture many islands and coasts in the Caribbean and West Indies region. This cruelty was put to an end in 1722 when he was killed in an encounter. His daring and cruel career makes him to the list of most famous pirates in world history.