1773 – Born on January 14th in Bath, Somerset, England. The son of Lieutenant-General William Amherst and nephew and heir to Lord Jeffery Amherst, self-styled first governor general of British North America.
1797 – Amherst inherited the baronial title of his uncle Jeffrey Amherst.
1809-1811 – Served as British envoy at the court of Naples.
1816 – He was sent to Peking, China after serving as British envoy at the court of Naples.
1823-1828 – Appointed as British governor-general of India.
– He conducted a successful war against the King of Burma.
1835 – He was gazetted governor general of Canada on April 1st on the nomination of British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel.
– Played a central role in the acquisition of Asian territory for the British Empire after the First Burmese War.
1857 – Died on March 13th in Knole, Kent.