Definition of Bligh, William in English:

Bligh, William

proper noun

  • (1754–1817), British naval officer, captain of HMS Bounty. In 1789 part of his crew, led by the first mate Fletcher Christian, mutinied and Bligh was set adrift in an open boat, arriving safely at Timor, nearly 6,400 km (4,000 miles) away, a few weeks later.


Bligh, William