William Kidd Biography

Captain William Kidd was a Scottish sailor who was tried and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean. Some modern historians deem his piratical reputation unjust, as there is evidence that Kidd acted only as a privateer. Kidd's fame springs largely from the sensational circumstances of his questioning before the English Parliament and the ensuing trial. His actual depredations on the high seas, whether piratical or not, were both less destructive and less lucrative than those of many other contemporary pirates and privateers. Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
William Kidd
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Pirate
Ethnicity:
Scottish people
Date of Death:
May 23, 1701
Age at Death:
unknown
Cause of Death:
Hanging, Capital punishment
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