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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 9:57 p.m. PST

"The most successful pirate in history was not Blackbeard (Edward Teach) or Barbarossa, but Zheng Shi or Ching Shih of China. She acquired great wealth, ruled the South China Seas, and best of all, survived to enjoy the spoils.

We know next to nothing about Zheng Shi's early life. In fact, "Zheng Shi" means simply "widow Zheng" – we don't even know her birth name. She was likely born in 1775, but the other details of her childhood are lost to history…."
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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 6:21 a.m. PST

She stayed in organized crime but went from the private to the public sector!

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

The YouTube channel Extra Credits has a series of their Extra History show about her, excellent. I think TedEd also has a video on her.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 10:40 a.m. PST



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