Next to Blackbeard, the most famous real-life pirate was...
..as you'll see in this never-reprinted tale from Shadow Comics #40 (1944).
Though it's missing its' feature title logo, this was part of an ongoing series called "Famous Pirates in History" that also included Benito DeSoto, John Gow, and Pierre LeGrand.
The Charles Wessell-illustrated strip was used as "filler" in several different titles besides Shadow Comics, including Super-Magician Comics.
(And before you ask, Shadow Comics starred the guy from radio and pulps who "knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men"...)
Be here tomorrow when we'll have some more pirate-themed stuff during our celebration of the new pirate/adventure series Black Sails!