Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive

Military Commander

1725 – 1774

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Who was Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive?

Major-General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, KB MP FRS, also known as Clive of India, was a British officer who established the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Bengal. He is credited with securing India, and the wealth that followed, for the British crown. Together with Warren Hastings he was one of the key early figures in the creation of British India. He also sat as a Tory Member of Parliament in Great Britain.

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Born
Sep 25, 1725
Moreton Say
Also known as
  • Clive of India
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood
Died
Nov 22, 1774
Westminster
Resting place
Moreton Say

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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