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.

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…

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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...

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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.

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.

To find out more about this fascinating woman check out these links! (Thank you sadpubes for suggesting her to me!)

To find out more about this fascinating woman check out these links! (Thank you sadpubes for suggesting her to me!)

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.

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.

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