Clive, Robert

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Born: Sep 29, 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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