John Bartholomew Roberts, posthumously known as "Black Bart" The most prolific of all pirates. He was credited with taking nearly 500 ships.
Generally referred to in his time simply as Roberts, he was so feared by merchant men that they were known to abandon ship without a fight if they told it was Roberts ship approaching.
On the 10th of February 1722, at Cape Lopez in what is now the West African state of Gabon a Captain Challoner Ogle of the Royal Navy engaged and defeated one of the worlds most notorious outlaws, Bartholomew Roberts.
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