Ching Shih

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Ching Shih
Ching Shih, the maist pouerful an successfu pirate in history.
Guangdong, Cheenae
Died1844 (aged 68–69)
Piratical career
NicknameMadame Ching
Years activeearly-mid-1800s
Rankfleet commander
Base o operationsSooth Cheenae Sea
CommandsRed Flag Fleet (300 ships o 20,000-40,000 pirates)

Madame Ching or Ching Shih (1775–1844)[1]:65 (simplifeed Cheenese: 郑氏; traditeeonal Cheenese: 鄭氏; pinyin: Zhèng Shì; Cantonese: Jehng Sih; "widow o Zheng"), an aa kent as Cheng I Sao (simplifeed Cheenese: 郑一嫂; traditeeonal Cheenese: 鄭一嫂; "wife of Cheng I"), wis a prominent pirate in middle Qing Cheenae, wha terrorised the Cheenae Sea in the early 19t century. She personally commandit ower 300 junks (tradeetional Cheenese sailin ships) manned bi 20,000 tae 40,000 pirates[1]:71—men, weemen, an even childer. She entered intae conflict wi the existin Empires o the time, sic as the Breetish Empire, the Portuguese Empire, an the Qing dynasty. She wis ane o the few pirate caiptains tae retire frae piracy an is conseedert tae be the maist successfu pirate in history.[2][3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Murray, Dian (1987). Pirates of the South China Coast, 1790-1810. Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-1376-6.
  2. "10 Most Successful Pirate Captains - The Way of the Pirates".
  3. Lily Xiao Hong Lee, A. D. Stefanowska, Clara Wing-chung Ho - 2003 - 387 pages