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Warren Hastings
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Born in Churchill, Oxfordshire
Born on 6th of December 1732
Died on 22nd of August 1818

Born 1732. Died 1818 - English colonial administrator.

Joined the British East India Company in 1750 as a clerk. Made governor of Bengal in 1772. Appointed the first Governor-General of India (1773-85). Impeached in 1787 for corruption, acquitted in 1795. Spent most of his fortune on the trial, given generous financial support by the East India Company in his later years.

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