Leader of the 1789 mutiny on board the HMS Bounty. After taking over the ship, he and his twenty-five co-conspirators traveled first to the island of Tubuai and later to Tahiti.
He became a master's mate on the Bounty in 1787.
A lot of fellow mutineers had second thoughts and returned to England, but Christian married a local girl named Maimiti and stayed behind.
He and his two brothers were born to Ann Dixon and Charles Christian.
He and his fellow mutineers ordered the ship's captain,