Bligh,William

Bligh,William
Bligh (blī), William. 1754-1817.
British naval officer who as captain of the H.M.S. Bounty was set adrift by his mutinous crew during a voyage to Tahiti (1789).

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  • Bligh, William — born Sept. 9, 1754, county of Cornwall, Eng. died Dec. 7, 1817, London English admiral. He went to sea at the age of seven and joined the Royal Navy in 1770. After serving as the sailing master on Capt. James Cook s final voyage (1776–80), he was …   Universalium

  • Bligh, William — (9 sep. 1754, cond. de Cornwall, Inglaterra–7 dic. 1817, Londres). Almirante inglés. Comenzó a navegar a la edad de siete años y se unió a la Marina Real en 1770. Después de ocupar el cargo de capitán en el último viaje de James Cook (1776–80),… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • BLIGH, William (1754-1817) — admiral, and governor of New South Wales son of Francis and Jane Bligh, was born at Plymouth on 9 September 1754. In 1770 he joined H.M.S. Hunter as an able seaman, the term being used only because there was no vacancy for a midshipman. He became …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • William Bligh — Retrato de 1814 Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • William Bligh — (* wahrscheinlich am 9. September 1754 in Plymouth; † 7. Dezember 1817 in London) war britischer Seeoffizier und Gouverneur von New South Wales in Australien. Bekannt wurde er durch die Meuterei auf dem unter seinem Befehl stehenden Schiff Bounty …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bligh [1] — Bligh, William, britischer Seemann, geb. um 1750, machte unter Cook eine Reise um die Welt mit; als er 1788 als Capitän nach Otaheiti ging, um von da den Brotbaum nach WIndien zu verpflanzen, behandelte er die Mannschaft seines Schiffes Bounty so …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • William Bligh — Infobox Person name = William Bligh image size = 240px caption = 1814 portrait birth name = birth date = birth date|1754|09|09|df=y birth place = St Tudy, Cornwall, United Kingdom death date = death date and age|1817|12|7|1754|09|09|df=y death… …   Wikipedia

  • William — /wil yeuhm/, n. 1. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter W. 2. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning will and helmet. * * * (as used in expressions) Huddie William Ledbetter Aberhart William George William… …   Universalium

  • William — (as used in expressions) William Alexander Abbott Aberhart, William George William Russell Amis, Sir Kingsley (William) Ashley, William Henry Ashton, Sir Frederick (William Mallandaine) Barkley, Alben W(illiam) Bartram, William William Allen… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bligh — William Bligh Le contre amiral William Bligh en 1814. William Bligh (9 septembre 1754 7 décembre 1817) est un officier britannique de la Royal Navy et un administrateur colonial. Il est surtout connu pour la mutinerie qu il subit alors qu il… …   Wikipédia en Français

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