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.
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.