Warren Hastings was a British colonial administrator who served as the first Governor-General of Bengal in 1772–1785. He and Robert Clive are credited with laying the foundation of the British Empire in India. He was accused of corruption and impeached, but acquitted in 1795. He was a Privy Councillor in 1814.
Learn about Warren Hastings, the first and most famous of the British governors-general of India, who ruled from 1772 to 1785 and was impeached but acquitted on his return to England. Find out his life story, achievements, controversies, and legacy in this comprehensive article from Britannica.
12 de out. de 2022 · Warren Hastings was the first Governor-General of the EIC in India from 1774 to 1785. He expanded the EIC's territory, ruled by treaties with Indian princes, and faced accusations of corruption and mismanagement. Learn about his life, career, and legacy in this comprehensive article.
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The impeachment of Warren Hastings, the first governor-general of the Bengal Presidency, was attempted between 1787 and 1795 in the Parliament of Great Britain. Hastings was accused of misconduct during his time in Calcutta , particularly relating to mismanagement and personal corruption.
Warren Hastings, (born Dec. 6, 1732, Churchill, near Daylesford, Oxfordshire, Eng.—died Aug. 22, 1818, Daylesford), British colonial administrator in India. He worked for the English East India Company from 1750, rising to membership in its council in Bengal (1761–64) and Madras (now Chennai; 1769).
Hastings, Warren (1732-1818): primeiro general-governador inglês da Índia (1774-1785), aplicou uma cruel política colonizadora. Warren Hastings