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Fletcher Christian

(c. 1764—1793) mutineer


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(c. 1764–c. 1793),

English seaman and mutineer. As first mate under Captain Bligh on HMS Bounty, in April 1789 Christian seized the ship and cast Bligh and others adrift. In 1790 the mutineers settled on Pitcairn Island, where Christian was probably killed by Tahitians.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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