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

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

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

Meet the winner of the pirates, everyone, we can all go home now.

Ching Shih was the first female pirate. Madame C.J. Walker the first self-made female millionaire. Aphra Behn was the first female professional writer. As for the first computer programmer, the inventor of Wi-Fi, and the first person to survive a barrel trip over the falls—at age 63? Those honors belong to Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamarr, and Anna Edson Taylor, respectively. These women are featured in Los-Angeles based illustrator Ann Shen’s aptly-titled upcoming book, "Bad Girls Throughout…

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Ching Shih was the first female pirate. Madame C.J. Walker the first self-made female millionaire. Aphra Behn was the first female professional writer. As for the first computer programmer, the inventor of Wi-Fi, and the first person to survive a barrel trip over the falls—at age 63? Those honors belong to Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamarr, and Anna Edson Taylor, respectively. These women are featured in Los-Angeles based illustrator Ann Shen’s aptly-titled upcoming book, "Bad Girls Throughout…

Ching Shih, Peter Han on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/vm9PE

Ching Shih, Peter Han on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/vm9PE

Ching Shih 鄭氏 (1775-1844) Cheng I Sao Ching Shih was one of Asia’s strongest pirates who terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. At the height of her power she commanded at least 1000 junks and 20.000 to 40.000 pirates. Ching Shih was...

Ching Shih 鄭氏 (1775-1844) Cheng I Sao Ching Shih was one of Asia’s strongest pirates who terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. At the height of her power she commanded at least 1000 junks and 20.000 to 40.000 pirates. Ching Shih was...

Ching Shih (1775-1844) Ching Shih, a former prostitute turned Pirate Queen of over 70,000 men. MORE: http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/ching-shih/

Ching Shih (1775-1844) Ching Shih, a former prostitute turned Pirate Queen of over 70,000 men. MORE: http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/ching-shih/

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

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.

theqissus: “My original concept of a Chinese pirate captain. I was inspired by the true story of Ching Shih and her 80,000 sailors (: ”

theqissus: “My original concept of a Chinese pirate captain. I was inspired by the true story of Ching Shih and her 80,000 sailors (: ”

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