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Cornwallis, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis

C. A. Bayly and Katherine Prior

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/6338

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Cornwallis, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis (1738–1805), governor-general of India and lord lieutenant of Ireland, the sixth child and eldest son of Charles Cornwallis, fifth Baron and first Earl Cornwallis (1700–1762), and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1785), daughter of Charles ‘Turnip’ Townshend, second Viscount Townshend...

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Subjects: Political Institutions ; Public Administration ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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