Robert Clive

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Birthday
29, 1725
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 22, 1774 (49)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
29, 1725
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 22, 1774 (49)

About

Nicknamed "Clive of India," this British Army officer and adventurer was one of the main architects of British-ruled India. He served as a British East India Company Governor of Bengal and later became a Member of Parliament.

Before Fame

He began working for the East India Company and made his first trip to India in the mid 1740s.

Trivia

His addiction to opium likely played a role in his early death.

Family Life

He was born in Shropshire, England, to Rebecca Gaskell Clive and Richard Clive. His marriage to Margaret Maskelyne produced nine children, including Edward Clive, 1st Earl of Powis.

Associated With

He and Warren Hastings were both key figures in the establishment of British India.