Ching Shih, more commonly known as Madame Ching was probably the most successful pirate of history. She commanded over 300 junks manned by 20,000 to 40,000 pirates (including men, women, and children), though other sources report that she had more than 1,500 vessels of various sizes with a crew upwards of 180,000.
The Red Flag Fleet under Ching Shih’s rule could not be defeated-not by Qing dynasty Chinese officials, not by the Portuguese navy, and not by the British. In 1810, amnesty was offered to all pirates, and Ching Shih took advantage of it. She ended her career that year and accepted an amnesty offer from the Chinese government. She died in 1844 at the age of 69.
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