Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning

1812 - 1862

Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning

Charles John Canning, 1st Earl Canning, (14 December 1812 – 17 June 1862), also known as The Viscount Canning and Clemency Canning was an English statesman and Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the first Viceroy of India after the transfer of power from the East India Company to the Crown of Queen Victoria in 1858 after the rebellion was crushed.Canning is credited for ensuring that the administration and most departments of the government functioned normally during the rebellion and took major administrative decisions even when peak of the Rebellion in 1857 including establishing of the first three modern Universities in India, the University of Calcutta, University of Madras and University of Bombay based on Wood's despatch. Canning passed the Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act, 1856 which was drafted by his predecessor Lord Dalhousie before the rebellion.He also passed The General Service Enlistment Act Of 1856.After the rebellion he presided over a smooth transfer and reorganisation of government from the East India company to the crown, the Indian Penal Code was drafted in 1860 based on the code drafted by Macaulay and came into force in 1862. Canning met the rebellion '"with firmness, confidence, magnanimity and calm" as per his biographer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning has received more than 365,973 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12,538th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning ranks 12,433 out of 14,801Before him are Charles Haughey, Imangali Tasmagambetov, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Nader Al-Dahabi, Judah P. Benjamin, and Giorgos Kaminis. After him are John Langdon, Akhmed Zakayev, Joseph Saidu Momoh, Apisai Ielemia, John Lewis, and Thomas Watson Jr..

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Among people born in 1812, Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning ranks 52Before him are Izmail Sreznevsky, Alexander H. Stephens, Auguste Duméril, Samo Chalupka, Nicolae Crețulescu, and Lady Charlotte Guest.  Among people deceased in 1862, Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning ranks 41Before him are François Sudre, Felix de Muelenaere, Albert Sidney Johnston, František Škroup, José María Bocanegra, and Robert Knox.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning ranks 3,448 out of 5,347Before him are Saffron Burrows (1972), Colin Groves (1942), Amira Casar (1971), Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979), Joe Cole (1981), and Lonnie Donegan (1931). After him are Elisabeth Sladen (1946), Vincent Regan (1965), Perry McCarthy (1961), Geoffrey de Havilland (1882), Tracey Ullman (1959), and Alex Turner (1986).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning ranks 445Before him are Harry Mallin (1892), George Reid (1845), John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (1680), Stafford Cripps (1889), James Wilson (1742), and John Prescott (1938). After him are Robert Morris (1734), Jeremy Hunt (1966), Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey (1768), Keir Hardie (1856), Mackenzie Bowell (1823), and Margaret Beckett (1943).