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Kidd, William Line breaks: Wil|liam Kidd

Definition of Kidd, William in English:

( 1645–1701), Scottish pirate; known as Captain Kidd. Sent to the Indian Ocean in 1695 in command of an anti-pirate expedition, Kidd became a pirate himself. In 1699 he went to Boston in the hope of obtaining a pardon, but was arrested and later hanged in London.

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