BirthdaySeptember 9, 1754

Celebrity biographies

  1. About William Bligh

    Full name: William Bligh
    Also known as: William Bligh, Bligh, William
    Professions: Royal Navy admiral
    Occupation: Naval officer, colonial administrator

  2. William Bligh Death information

    Died: Sunday, 7th of December, 1817 (Age: 63)

  3. William Bligh Biography

    Vice Admiral of the Blue William Bligh, FRS, RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A historic mutiny occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, 3,618 nautical miles (6,701 km; 4,164 mi), after being set adrift in the Bounty's launch by the mutineers. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the so-called Rum Rebellion.

  4. William Bligh Family

    Spouse: Elizabeth Betham

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