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The origin of the pirate flag Jolly Roger

The origin of the pirate flag Jolly Roger

29/01/2017

Around the middle of the XVI century, a well-known name of the pirate flag - "Jolly Roger» (Jolly Rodger). The first reference, the related concerns of the famous French pirate Emanuel wines. It was he who in 1700 first used the image of a skull with crossed bones beneath it and hourglass on a black or red background.
 
Roughly the same flag looked Henry Evri, but a skull on it was converted into a profile that meant the owner of the vessel belonging to a free pirates. After that, similar to the logo began to appear in many pirate ships of the time with some differences, but a common sense - hostility to the enemy.
 
It is worth noting that pirate flag black and red banner Lieberthal became a state, which included the island of Hispaniola (today's Haiti). This state has arisen precisely because of the pirates do their black deeds in the Caribbean archipelago. In the XIX century, the black pirate flag was revived as a kind of symbol of anarchism and ruthlessness to any enemy.

Around the middle of the XVI century, a well-known name of the pirate flag - "Jolly Roger» (Jolly Rodger). The first reference, the related concerns of the famous French pirate Emanuel wines. It was he who in 1700 first used the image of a skull with crossed bones beneath it and hourglass on a black or red background.
 
Roughly the same flag looked Henry Evri, but a skull on it was converted into a profile that meant the owner of the vessel belonging to a free pirates. After that, similar to the logo began to appear in many pirate ships of the time with some differences, but a common sense - hostility to the enemy.
 
It is worth noting that pirate flag black and red banner Lieberthal became a state, which included the island of Hispaniola (today's Haiti). This state has arisen precisely because of the pirates do their black deeds in the Caribbean archipelago. In the XIX century, the black pirate flag was revived as a kind of symbol of anarchism and ruthlessness to any enemy.

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