While Captain Jack Sparrow was not an actual pirate, Blackbeard was. Edward Teach was a British pirate active from 1716 to 1718 in the West Indies. During his final battle he was shot no fewer than five times and cut about twenty. After his death his head was suspended from a bowsprit. So just in case he’s not in love with Sparrow and the Child Jack Sparrow Pirate Hat, he can pretend to be Blackbeard!