Anne Dieu-le-Vent, whose nickname reveals her ability to get whatever she wants, was one of the final notable women pirates of the 17th century. According to legend, after one pirate killed her husband, she challenged him to a duel. He refused. She became his lover and the two fought side by side. Toward the end of her career, she made her home in Mississippi.
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