The prototype of the main hero of the franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean" Captain Jack Sparrow could be the pirate Jack Ward, the Turkish daily Sabah.
Ward, who received the nickname "Sparrow" or "Bird" for his love of birds, was born in the 1550's in England and was a famous pirate. His fame brought swimming to Tunisia, where he converted to Islam and the last years of his life he spent serving in the fleet of the Ottoman Empire.
As the newspaper notes, data about the early years of Ward remained small. It is known that he was offered a service for the king, but he refused it and decided to become a pirate. Soon he became famous among English sailors and about his attacks on ships even composed ballads and legends. In the future he applied for forgiveness to King James I.
He was refused.
Later, Ward and his entire team embraced Islam and moved to the service of the Ottoman Empire. Died pirate in Tunisia.
Earlier it was reported that in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Do not Tell a Fairy Tale" will play Paul McCartney. McCartney will join the set to Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush, who will return to their roles. In addition, the film will be Javier Bardem, who will play Captain Salazar.