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Anne Dieu-Le-Veut also called Marie-Anne or Marianne (born ca 1650) was a French Pirate, a so called Buccaneer, and together with Jaquotte Delahaye one of very few female ones.

She is believed to have been a criminal deported from France in this manner, as were many of those women. Her deportation to Tortuga was said to have taken place during the reign of governor Betrand d'Ogeron de la Bouere, which means it must have been in 1665-1668 or 1669-1675. In Tortuga she was married to the buccaneer Pierre Length.

In 1683, Anne's husband was killed in a bar fight by the famous buccaneer Laurens de Graff. She challenged Laurens to a duel to avenge her husbands death (other sources claims she heard him insult her), and while Laurens drew his sword, Anne drew her gun. Laurens then succumbed saying he would not fight a woman; he then proposed to her on the spot in admiration of her courage, and she accepted. In reality, the two were actually not married, as Laurens already had a wife he had abandoned many years ago, but they were from this point seen as man and wife. Others claim this event happened in 1693.

Anne is called a pirate because she accompanied Laurens on his ship and fought on his side during acts of piracy, sharing his work and the command on his ship in the same fashion as Anne Bonny did with Calico Jack. Unlike Anne Bonny, she did not disguise her sex, and her acts therefore aroused much attention and fascination. She was talked about as brave, stern and ruthless, and it was in these years that her name "Anne God-Wants" became known. Usually, it was considered bad luck to have a woman on board a ship, but Anne was instead regarded as the bringer of good luck.

In 1693, her husband raided Jamaica, and was as a thanks rewarded with the noble title of Chevalier, the position of Major Lieutenant and the commission of Ile-a-Vache, but the year after, the English took their revenge on Tortuga, and Anne and her two daughters were taken prisoner by the English and kept as hostages for three years. She was said to have been treated with great respect. In 1698 they were reunited with Laurens.

After this, their fates become blurred; some say they became colonists in Mississippi, Alabama or Louisiana, others that they continued their piracy, or at least privateering.

The most famous story of Anne is as follows: as Anne and Laurens attacked a Spanish ship, a cannon ball took the life of Laurens, and Anne took his place as commander of his ship, as she had done before, hurled their crew of pirates on with fury in the fight against the Spaniards. However, the pirates were outnumbered, and they were all captured and taken first to Vera Cruz in Mexico, and then to Cartagena in Colombia, both of which were cities earlier sacked by Laurens, to be judged. Anne's fame was so great that when the French Marine Secretary of Pontchartrain heard of this, he wrote to Louis XIV of France and asked him to make the king of Spain intervene. Anne was then freed as a special service between kings, and she was never heard of again.

This story is not confirmed, but it could be at least partially true; if Laurens and Anne settled in Mississippi, it would not have prevented them from continuing their career of piracy, on the contrary, it would make it easier - as Tortuga was closed as a base for the buccaneers in 1697, Mississippi would have been a much better headquarters, and privateering against Spain would have been very possible during the Spanish war of Succession in 1700-1714. The fact that Anne was rescued by the intervention of an official from Pontchartrain in Louisiana confirms this, and she and Laurens were mentioned in Mississippi in 1700- and as one of the rivalling Spanish kings during that period was a French prince, it would have made it easy to receive a Spanish royal pardon from France.

If this truly happened when Laurens died, which is the part of the story that is most unlikely to be true, it could have happened in 1704, which is the traditional guess on Laurens death-year.

Anne’s daughter (she was said to have had two, born in the early 1690s) was said to have lived in Haiti, where she became known for having performed a duel with a man.
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Irina-cosplay Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love this one *0*
ayanamiame Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
really love your beautiful drawing and well-researched info \(^_^)/ .. Pirate Girls Rule !!!
danny8472 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
very cool. 
Caine001 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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wachimingorules Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tengo la versión sp de esa carta, y tengo dos hehehehe
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Sexy Pirate Gal !! :love:
Chocolatonatan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Historia de una mujer pirata... Muy interesante... me encantan tus dibujos
freddie64 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Awesome work
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sroctavio Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
amo esa carta !! *O*
lucifer7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I love pirates. You are a great artist.
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sevenquest Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
c'est magnifique
Blaze5923 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Allow baby you are la fire that burns atop la plane of ocean which never go's out
EricRBG Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Great take on Anne Bonny.
Archduke99 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Do have Jaquotte Delahaye?
RazielOO7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Awesome.....ummmm....isn't the head a little too small ?? ;)
Blaze5923 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I don't think that her head is small
TamaraKane Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
If you don't mind, I would LOVE to make a sculpture inspired by this! I would give you credit, of course. Beautiful!
s3v3np01nt62 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
a GDLK drawing along with a history lesson GDLK!!
Mitsukai-inki Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very good chara and colorization
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wow she can be my capten
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OH LALA , Elle est CANON' la Pirate!!!!! 'canon' is today french, mean perfect, hot!!
purplemagic4567 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student General Artist
wow wow wow wow! she's amazing! :faint:
DarkNinjaVampire Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice piece here.
gypsyfoxdancer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Love the research! Makes the picture a little better,if that is even possible. :)
VGChris Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Amazing, this female pirate is some of the most realistic work I've seen
FoxChrix12 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
pretty good
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love the concept and the background so relivant with the subtle glow on her, very pro
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Awesome make a drawing of one of your long work if you want to see is

Artaggu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Damn, I love your female pirates
Wolfzero-kun Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
man i got to tell ya!!
u got a gift...
i love drawing women... and you rock!!!
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nice thighs
Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011   Digital Artist
This excellent artwork is featured in my journal. [link]
wayfaren Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
She's awesome :)
Cordenology Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Amazing job.
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she's cool!
MarWash Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

excellent work, as usual.
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Pure awesome!
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This Fantasticl art work ... is selected to get in...Action-Portraits
If you agree...!!!
Leidan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Very cool
darkcrystal1209 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a fascinating story behind this extremely well done piece. I do have one question - there seems to be some sort of metal around her neck, which at first I thought was something from the background but now that I look it does seem to be attached to a chain around her neck. What exactly is that? Is it like a face mask she would wear or is it some kind of necklace?
S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome ! <3
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LostInAPhotograph Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Wow, she's hot!
mente-siniestra Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Sabes cuando lo vi me di cuenta que no lo podias haber hecho justito ahora, supongo que en ese tiempo tu estilo era algo diferente :P
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
So cool!! :)
AngelorDemon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks amazing!
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