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Stede Bonnet
Engraving of Bonnet from A General History of the Pyrates (1724)
Born 1688
Died 10 December 1718 (aged 29–30)
Mary Allamby
(m. 1709; died 1714)
Piratical career
Nickname The Gentleman Pirate
Type Pirate
Allegiance None
Years active 1717–1718
Rank Captain
Base of operations Atlantic Ocean, along East Coast of the British Colonies, and Caribbean Sea
Commands Revenge, later renamed Royal James
Battles/wars Battle of Cape Fear River

Stede Bonnet (c. 1688 – December 10, 1718) was an early 18th-century Barbadian pirate, sometimes called "the gentleman pirate" because he was a moderately rich landowner before turning to a life of crime. Bonnet was captured and was executed by hanging at White Point Garden, in Charleston, South Carolina on 10 December 1718.

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