Captain Kidd, or, by his real name, William Kidd, (c. 1645 – 23 May 1701) was a Scottish pirate and sailor. It is heard that he buried a treasure chest on a deserted island. The chest had a lot of gold and jewels in it. He was found guilty of murder and was executed by hanging in London on 23 May 1701.
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Howard Pyle's fanciful painting of Kidd and his ship, Adventure Galley, in New York Harbor.
William Kidd Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.