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Eden, George, earl of Auckland (1784-1849), politician and governor-general of India

Peter J. Marshall

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/8451

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Eden, George, earl of Auckland (1784-1849), politician and governor-general of India, was born at Eden Farm, near Beckenham in Kent, on 25 August 1784, the second son of William Eden, first Baron Auckland (1744-1814), and his wife, Eleanor (1758-1818), daughter of Sir Gilbert Elliot, of Minto, Roxburghshire, third baronet. He ...

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