Warren Hastings

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Birthday
6, 1732
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 22, 1818 (85)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
6, 1732
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 22, 1818 (85)

About

English-born politician who served as Governor-General of Bengal (India) during the 1770s and early 1780s.

Before Fame

At the age of seventeen, he secured work as a clerk with the British East India Company.

Trivia

He faced charges of governmental corruption and was impeached in 1787 by the British House of Commons. A decade later, he was acquitted of all charges.

Family Life

He grew up in Churchill, Oxfordshire, England. His mother died soon after his birth, and he and his father lived in poverty for much of his childhood.

Associated With

He attended London's Westminster School, where he studied alongside English poet William Cowper.