William Bligh

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Birthday
9, 1754
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 7, 1817 (63)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1754
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 7, 1817 (63)

About

Harsh captain of the HMS Bounty who was overthrown in a violent mutiny.

Before Fame

At age 16, he joined the HMS Hunter as an able bodied seaman.

Trivia

It took two years of sailing more than 3,000 miles, but miraculously he made it back to England from the Bounty.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Betham in February 1781.

Associated With

His first sea voyage was under the command of the famous explorer Captain James Cook.