A list of events in the 1700s, otherwise known as the Eighteenth Century, related to Pirates of the Caribbean.
- February – Samuel Bellamy in the Sultana takes the Whydah near Jamaica and keeps it for his own use.
- April 27 - The Whydah founders in a storm off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Samuel Bellamy and all but nine of his men are drowned.
- September 5 - King George I of Great Britain issues a royal decree, known as the Act of Grace pardoning all pirates who surrender to the appointed authorities by September 5, 1718.
- November 28 - Edward Teach captures the French slave ship La Concorde near Martinique. He keeps the ship and renames her Queen Anne's Revenge.
- Unknown date – New Orleans founded by the French.
- Unknown date – Kanhoji Angria blockaded Bombay port and extracted ransom from the East India Trading Company.
- November 22 – Edward "Blackbeard" Teach raided the Carolina coast. He later clashed with members of the British Royal Navy at Ocracoke Inlet. Note: In real-world history, Blackbeard was killed and decapitated by a lieutenant in this battle. But according to dialogue in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, it is implied that his death was only legend in the Pirates of the Caribbean world.
- December 10 – the pirate captain Stede Bonnet was hanged in Charleston.
- June 11/22 – King George I died on during one of his visits to Hanover, and George II succeeded him.
- Unknown date – The Quest for the Fountain of Youth took place, with the Queen Anne's Revenge crew, the Providence crew and the Spanish attempting to find the Fountain of Youth. Note: While production designer John Myhre stated that a date of 1750 was chosen, he also note it could be "a bit earlier, or just a hair later," confirming that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides takes place in that range.
Notes and references
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Complete Visual Guide, p.16-17 "Port Royal"
- ↑ Blackbeard – On This Day in History Fact | Jerry Bruckheimer Producer Blog
- ↑ According the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Blackbeard's death was only legend. How he escaped is unknown.
- ↑ As evidenced by interview with production designer John Myhre as well as what was written on the pirate execution sign, placed the events of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 1750.
- ↑ In the previous movies, there seemed to be quite a wide range in terms of historical accuracy, and I think they did, 'as long as it made sense, find out what's the most fun thing to use.' We picked a date of 1750, we all got together in a room, and said, 'right, let's have a date we can pick and choose from, so we said 1750… and if it was a bit earlier, or just a hair later, maybe we'd do what was most fun for the storytelling, but we're in that range, we're saying mid-1700s. - John Myhre