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Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773-1857), diplomatist and governor-general of Bengal

Douglas M. Peers

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/445
Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773-1857), diplomatist and governor-general of Bengal

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Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773-1857), diplomatist and governor-general of Bengal, was born on 14 January 1773 in Bath, the first of three children of Lieutenant-General William Amherst (1732-1781), aide-de-camp to the king, governor of St John's, Newfoundland, and adjutant-general of the army, and his wife, Elizabeth ...

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