The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers
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Question of (11.16.2015): What are the nicknames of Robert Surcouf, king of the privateers? A:
- "Fat Robert" because he was a little paunchy, over thirty years, and the malouins gave him this nickname as well.
- "Ogre of Bengal" was a nickname invented by the British as he was their nightmare since the seizure of Kent.