Stede Bonnet

early 18th-century Barbadian pirate

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.[1]

A print engraving of Stede Bonnet in Charles Johnson's A General History of the Pyrates


  1. "This Day in NC History: Stede Bonnet, the 'Gentleman Pirate,' hanged in South Carolina". Retrieved 2013-04-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)