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Clive, Robert (Baron Clive of Plassey)

Born: 1725 AD
Died: 1774 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Military Officer


1725 - Robert Clive was born in Styche, Market Drayton, England on the 29th of September.


1742 - He joined the East India Company.


1743 - He accepted the position of writer, the lowest rank of clerical employee in the East India Company.


1744 - He assumed his duties in the city of Madras.


1747 - He escaped and accepted a commission in the British army as an ensign.


1751 - He captured Arcot compelling the French to give up their siege of the British-held town of Trichinopoly.


1753 - He returned to England where he was welcomed as a hero.


1756 - He was in India as a governor of Fort Saint David.


1757 - He promptly broke the peace with the nawab and defeated Siraj-ud-Dawlah and his army on the 23th of June.


1760 - He returned to England and bought a seat in Parliament.


1762 - He was elevated to the Irish peerage.


1764 - He was knighted to the Irish peerage.


1763 - He returned to India as governor and commander in chief of Bengal.


1767 - He returned to England and accused him of having used his offices in India for personal enrichment and caused Parliament to impeach him.


1769 - He acquired the House and Gardens at Claremont and commissioned Lancelot "Capability" Brown to re-model the garden and rebuild the house.


1772 - He defend his actions against critics in Britain.


1773 - He was acquitted of charges.


1774 - He was addicted to opium at length resulted in his suicide on the 22th of November.


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