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Robert, Lord Clive, Clive of India

Person  Male  Born 1725  Died 1774

Soldier and administrator. Born Shropshire. With the East India Company he effectively founded the British Empire. Spent much of his adult life in India, making his fortune there and becoming Governor of Bengal. Back at home in Berkeley Square he committed suicide with an overdose of laudanum after being accused of financial irregularities.

He has been accused of actions leading to famines and other atrocities towards native populations.

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Robert, Lord Clive, Clive of India

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Clive of India - plaque

Clive lived here from 1761 until his death, from an overdose of laudanum.

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Clive of India - statue

John Tweed was the sculptor of the statue.

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