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Blackburne, Sir William (1764–1839), army and political officer in India

A. J. Arbuthnot

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2518

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Blackburne, Sir William (1764–1839), army and political officer in India, was appointed to the Madras army as a cadet of native infantry in 1782, arrived at Madras in June 1783, and in 1784 served with the force employed under Colonel Fullarton in the campaign against the ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Land Forces and Warfare ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism ; Politics

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