Edward Teach better known as “Blackbeard”, was an English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the wider eastern coast of North America. During that period, most pirates used fictional surnames for them to not expose their family names. So, it’s unlikely that Teach was Blackbeard’s’ real surname. His nickname derived from his thick black beard and fearsome appearance; fierce and ferocious-looking, very tall with wild eyes and explosive temper. He was a sharp and intelligent leader, who regularly tried to avoid fighting and use his wits instead. Blackbeard, one of the most notorious pirates of all time, was romanticized after his death and his figure became the archetypal pirate in many modern works of fiction.