- Leader of the mutineer of the Bounty -
( 1764 - 18?? )
|* List of the stories
he appears in :
- AR 145 : "His Majesty, McDuck", from 1989, by Don Rosa (by name only).
* His biography :
Fletcher Christian was born at the farmstead of Moorland Close, in England on September 25, 1764, not far from Cumbria's Lake district, Moorland Close, to a very prominant family.
The fortunes of his family suffered serious reversal, when his father died, so Christian, at an age where he welcomed adventure, went to sea at 18, signing as ship's boy the Cambridge, on which William Bligh was Lieutenant. He later took two trips with Bligh to Jamaica on the Britannia.
In 1787, he became Lieutenant on the Bounty, under the orders of Captain William Bligh. He and some of the crew were fed up with the injustice of Captain Bligh, and decided to revolt on April 28, 1789. Bligh and his crew were sent to a little rowboat while Fletcher and his mutineers took ownership of the boat.
After going to Tahiti with the other mutineers, he decided to establish himsalf on the island of Pitcairn, to escape hanging.
Here, he married a Tahitian woman called Mauatua, Mi-Mitty or Isabella.
There has been several versions of his death, which probably occured in the early 1800's. In one version, he, last survivor of the mutineers on Pitcairn, wouls have been killed by revolted Tahitians. In another version, he 'd have mysteriously disappeared after visiting sopme family in England. In a third version, he'd have been assassinated during a fight for a woman.
* His place in the Barks/Rosa stories universe
In "His Majesty, McDuck", when Fort Duckburg is attacked by the Spanish and when he learns that George III decided to leave the fort to the Spanish, under Ferdinand VII's orders, a British soldier tells that he regrets to have accepted to be here, while he could have gone to Tahiti with his friend Fletcher.
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