Fletcher Christian

Died aged c. 29

Fletcher Christian (25 September 1764 – 20 September 1793) was master's mate on board HMS Bounty during Lieutenant William Bligh's voyage to Tahiti during 1787–1789 for breadfruit plants. In the mutiny on the Bounty, Christian seized command of the ship from Bligh on 28 April 1789.

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On this site stood the grammar school which William Wordsworth Poet Laureate attended as a boy. To this school also came Fletcher Christian leader of the Mutiny On The Bounty April 28th 1788

All Saints Rooms, Cockermouth, United Kingdom where they attended school