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Lord William Cavendish-Bentinck

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Lord William Cavendish-Bentinck

Birth
Buckinghamshire, England
Death 17 Jun 1839 (aged 64)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 172537215 View Source
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Governor-General of India. He served as governor from 4 July 1828 to 20 March 1835. Prior to becoming governor, he studied at Westminster School in Westminster, London. He joined the Coldstream Guards on 28 January 1791 and in 1803 was appointed Governor of Madras. He became major general in 1805. Unpopular as governor, he was recalled in 1807. After serving in the Peninsular War, he was appointed commander of British troops in Sicily in 1811 and promoted to lieutenant general. In 1815 he was recalled from Italy to England and was elected to the House of Commons. A few years later he was made the first Governor-General of India. He is best remembered for tackling India's financial difficulties, making more administrative and judicial positions available to Indians, and improving the salaries and status of Indian judges.Healso made English, instead of Persian, the language of the higher courts and of higher education and arranged for financial aid to colleges, which were to be adapted to the Western models. He made numerous educational and social reforms including the prohibition against many cultural atrocities. He left India in March 1835 and returned to England where he was again elected to the House of Commons.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/172537215/william-cavendish-bentinck : accessed ), memorial page for Lord William Cavendish-Bentinck (14 Sep 1774–17 Jun 1839), Find a Grave Memorial ID 172537215, citing St. Marylebone Churchyard, Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave .