Explorer. Born Devon.
Person, Exploring, Africa, Indian Sub-continent
A Tamil philosopher and art historian. Born in Ceylon of a Tamil father and an English mother, brought up in England. Studied at University College, London.
Person, Art, History, Ceylon, Indian Sub-continent
Formed as a trading company but went on to effectively rule India, on behalf of the British.
Group, Commerce, Politics & Administration, Indian Sub-continent
Born Bengal, his father being Chairman of the East India Company. Secretary of State for War and the Colonies 1835-39. Never married. Died at Cannes where he had lived his final years.
Person, Politics & Administration, Indian Sub-continent, Scotland
Born Oxfordshire. Joined the British East India Company as a clerk and rose to become the first Governor-General of Bengal 1773 - 85. Accused of corruption and the judicial killing of Maharaja Nand...
Person, Politics & Administration, Indian Sub-continent
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Died: 31/10/1885, 135 years ago
Person, Politics & Administration, Ireland
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