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

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

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.

Prostitute to Pirate - Ching Shih

Prostitute to Pirate - Ching Shih

With the death of her pirate husband in 1807, the former prostitute Ching Shih took command of several hundred ships, extorting money throughout the South China Sea. Her Red Flag Fleet was feared from the Chinese coast to Malaysia. Unable to defeat her, the Chinese government offered her amnesty. She took it & retired w/her immense loot as a respectable millionairess. She also took good care of her crew: most of Ching's pirates were pardoned.

With the death of her pirate husband in 1807, the former prostitute Ching Shih took command of several hundred ships, extorting money throughout the South China Sea. Her Red Flag Fleet was feared from the Chinese coast to Malaysia. Unable to defeat her, the Chinese government offered her amnesty. She took it & retired w/her immense loot as a respectable millionairess. She also took good care of her crew: most of Ching's pirates were pardoned.

Ching Shih: Princess of the Chinese Seas (1775 - 1844) via Rejected Princesses- This woman is my hero. She is that which BAMF was modeled after.

Ching Shih: Princess of the Chinese Seas (1775 - 1844) via Rejected Princesses- This woman is my hero. She is that which BAMF was modeled after.

Ching Shih by tamiart on deviantART.  One of the most powerful pirates in history.

Ching Shih by tamiart on deviantART. One of the most powerful pirates in history.

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!)

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