George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon
Person Born 24/10/1827 Died 9/7/1909
Categories: Politics & Administration
Born 10 Downing Street. Politician, son of Prime Minister, Frederick John Robinson. He served in every Liberal cabinet from 1861 until his death. Knighted 1869 and created 1st Marquess of Ripon in 1871. Appointed Viceroy of India in 1880. In his tenure he introduced the ‘Ilbert’ bill which would have granted native Indians more legal rights if it hadn’t been watered down by the British government. Died Studley Royal, Ripon, Yorkshire.