Leader of about 25 mutineers on the British ship the Bounty in 1789 when they overthrew the captain, William Bligh. Most likely he died on Pitcairn Island where the mutineers eventually settled, but some stories have him making his way back to England and visiting relatives in secret (it would have to be in secret, given that some mutineers who went to Tahiti were brough back to England, tried and hanged for their parts in the mutiny).