Pirate illustration by Howard Pyle

The World's Top 10 Fictional Pirates

1) Long John Silver

2) Captain Jack Sparrow
3) Captain Blood

4) Sandokan, The Tiger of Malaysia

5) The Dread Pirate Roberts
6) Captain Hook
7) The Black Pirate

8) Bêlit

9) The Sea Hawk
10) The Black Corsair

Click on the above images for a bio, list of novels and movie clips.

 

Pirates: Quick Facts

Long John Silver
Created By: Robert Louis Stevenson
First appeared in: Treasure Island
Number of Films: 39

Captain Jack Sparrow
Created By: Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio
First appeared in: Pirates of the Caribbean
Number of Films: 3

Captain Blood
Created By: Rapael Sabatini
First appeared in: Captain Blood
Number of Films: 2

Sandokan, The Tiger of Malaysia
Created By: Emilio Salgari
First appeared in: The Tigers of Mompracem
Number of Films: 12

The Dread Pirate Roberts
Created By: William Goldman
First appeared in: The Princess Bride
Number of Films: 1

 

 

 

Captain Hook
Created By: J.M. Barrie
First appeared in: Peter Pan
Number of Films: 27

The Black Pirate
Created By: Douglas Fairbanks
First appeared in: The Black Pirate
Number of Films: 1

Bêlit
Created By: Robert E Howard
First appeared in: Queen of the Black Coast
Number of Films: 0

The Sea Hawk
Created By: Rapael Sabatini
First appeared in: The Sea Hawk
Number of Films: 2

The Black Corsair
Created By: Emilio Salgari
First appeared in: The Black Corsair
Number of Films: 4