Person    | Male  Born 24/10/1827  Died 9/7/1909

George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon

Categories: Politics & Administration

Countries: India

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.

Wikipedia has the strange fact that Robinson "was unique in being conceived at No 11 Downing Street, while Robinson {Snr} was Chancellor of the Exchequer, and being born at No 10, when his father ... was Prime Minister."

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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