Bligh, William

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Bligh, William Gender: M
born on 9 September 1754 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Plymouth, England, 50n23, 4w10
Timezone LMT m4w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°12' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°49 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 27°55'

William Bligh


British seaman who won fame as a result of the mutiny that occurred on his ship, The Bounty, in 1787. Fletcher Christian led the mutiny against his abrasive tyranny; Bligh was cast adrift in a longboat on 4/28/1789 with 18 of his crew, they drifted over 3600 miles in severe hardship. After being rescued, he resumed his career in the British Navy in 1791, but was dismissed in 1806. Although he was courageous and a skilled navigator, his behavior toward his people was nonetheless oppressive. In August 1808, he was named Governor of New South Wales, Australia.

Bligh died in London on 12/07/1817.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Hopkins, Anthony (born 31 December 1937). Notes: 1984 film "The Bounty"


  • Social Crime Victimization 28 April 1789 (Mutiny, cast adrift)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1806 (Dismissed from Navy)
  • Work : New Career 1808 (Governor of New South Wales)

Source Notes

LMR quotes biographer B. Mackaness, "The Life of Admiral Bligh," p.4, which quotes family bible records


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Social crime victim (Mutiny)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (British Navy)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Governor of New South Wales)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Noted for the famed mutiny)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection