Robert Clive, in full Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey, (born September 29, 1725, Styche, Shropshire, England—died November 22, 1774, London), soldier and first British administrator of Bengal, who was one of the creators of British power in India.
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Who is known as Babur of British India?
Who was Babur? Babur was the founder of the Mughal Dynasty, which ruled the north and central Indian subcontinent from 1526 until its colonisation by the British, after which the Mughal Emperors ruled in name alone.
Was Clive a hero or villain?
A courageous, resourceful and ruthless military commander, Major-General Robert Clive helped secure an Indian empire for Britain. He eventually became an imperial statesman, but also a greedy speculator who used his political and military influence to amass a fortune.
What did Clive of India do?
Major-General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive KB, FRS (29 September 1725 – 22 November 1774), also known as Clive of India, was the first British Governor of the Bengal Presidency. He is credited along with Warren Hastings for laying the foundation of British rule in India.
How did Clive annexed Bengal?
In the Battle of Plassey, Clive cleverly ousted Siraj, defeated the French (ally of the Nawab), signed a pact with the defeated army and killed the Nawab. The annexation of Bengal was the first step to establishing a strong foothold in India.