Who is the 1st Viceroy of India?

Government of India Act 1858 passed which changed the name of post-Governor General of India by Viceroy of India. The Viceroy was appointed directly by the British government. The first Viceroy of India was Lord Canning.

Is Lord Canning the first Viceroy of India?

Charles John Canning, 1st Earl Canning, also famous as Lord Canning was the Governor General of India from 28 February 1856 to 21 March 1862. He also became the first Viceroy of India representing the British Crown after the Revolt of 1857.

Who was the second Viceroy of India?

List of Viceroy of India:

Viceroy Period
Lord Willingdon 1931-1936
Lord Linlithgow 1936-1944
Lord Wavell 1944-1947
Lord Mountbatten March 1947- August 1947

What is the period of Lord Canning?

Lord Canning served as Governor General of India from 1856 to 1862. During his tenure, the Government of India Act, 1858 was passed which created the office of Viceroy to be held by the same person who was Governor General of India.

What is difference between viceroy and Governor General?

The post of Governor-General of India and Viceroy was preceded by Governor of Bengal. When the East India Company came to India, it controlled Bengal through the post of Governor of Bengal.

Difference between Viceroy and Governor-General.

Aspect Governor-General of India Viceroy of India
Duration of Post 1833-1858 1858-1948
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