Colonial administrator for Egypt. Grandson of the bank founder Sir Francis. Recipient of the telegrams sent by General Gordon during the siege of Khartoum, 20 or 30 every day. Died London.
2018: A critical Londonist article gives: "As Governor of Egypt he repressed native schools, opposed women becoming doctors, or even being educated. When some British officers shot pigeons in a village, the villagers protested that they owned the pigeons. An argument ensued, one officer collapsed with heatstroke: 27 villagers were flogged, including pregnant women, and the Headman was hanged outside his own house. After George Bernard Shaw led protests about this injustice, Baring was persuaded to resign, but given £50,000 and made Earl of Cromer. Back home in London, he became president of the Men's League for Opposing Woman Suffrage."
He died, aged 75 years, on 29 January 1917 at 36 Wimpole Street. London, W1, and was buried in Wimborne Road Cemetery, Bournemouth, Hampshire (now Dorset). Probate was granted on 24 April 1917 to the Right Honourable John, Baron Revelstoke, and his effects totalled £117,608-19s-0d.
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