With Pirates of the Caribbean 4 being released in cinemas in May, I think that this interactive graphic from The Wall Street Journal comes in handy to find out some information about real pirates.
Captain Kidd, Francis Drake, Jack Rackham, Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Black Bart, Henry Morgan, Barbary and Maltese Corsairs, Henry Avery, Cheng I sao. Who were they? What were they famous for? Hover your mouse over the ships to find out.