Robert Clive - age: 49

Robert Clive

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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.His addiction to opium likely played a role in his early death.He and Warren Hastings were both key figures in the establishment of British India.

BEFORE FAME

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

PERSONAL 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.

The meaning of the name Clive: Cliff Dweller

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Politician Robert Clive were born on Saturday, birthstone is Sapphire, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of , it is 267 days until Robert Clive next birthday.

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