Robert Clive

1725 - 1774

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Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, (29 September 1725 – 22 November 1774), also known as Clive of India, was the first British Governor of the Bengal Presidency. Clive has been widely credited for laying the foundation of the British East India Company (EIC) rule in Bengal. He began as a writer (the term used then in India for an office clerk) for the EIC in 1744 and established Company rule in Bengal by winning the Battle of Plassey in 1757. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Clive has received more than 2,902,614 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Robert Clive is the 4,303rd most popular politician (down from 4,003rd in 2019), the 875th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 887th in 2019) and the 151st most popular British Politician.

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Over the past year Robert Clive has had the most page views in the with 384,508 views, followed by Hindi (41,476), and Bengali (20,868). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (241.50%), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (87.62%), and Persian (55.05%)


Among politicians, Robert Clive ranks 4,303 out of 19,576Before him are Isabella, Queen of Armenia, Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy, Philippe Buonarroti, Alfonso V of León, Adolph Joffe, and Ahmadou Ahidjo. After him are Gavril Radomir of Bulgaria, Skirgaila, Emperor Senka, Ivan Serov, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, and Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland.

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Among people born in 1725, Robert Clive ranks 6Before him are Giacomo Casanova, Abdul Hamid I, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans. After him are Suzuki Harunobu, Ludovico Manin, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, Ahilyabai Holkar, Henry Benedict Stuart, and Pyotr Rumyantsev. Among people deceased in 1774, Robert Clive ranks 5Before him are Louis XV of France, Pope Clement XIV, François Quesnay, and Charles Marie de La Condamine. After him are Niccolò Jommelli, Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken, Jacques-François Blondel, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken, Oliver Goldsmith, and Johann Friedrich Agricola.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Clive ranks 875 out of 8,785Before him are Rishi Sunak (1980), Daniel Burley Woolfall (1852), Frederick Griffith (1879), Martin Evans (1941), Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (1770), and Benedict Cumberbatch (1976). After him are Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (1915), Emily Davison (1872), Charlotte Cooper (1870), Wentworth Miller (1972), Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1484), and Keith Emerson (1944).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Clive ranks 151Before him are George Canning (1770), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428), Rishi Sunak (1980), Daniel Burley Woolfall (1852), and Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (1770). After him are Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (1915), Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1484), Harthacnut I of Denmark (880), Olave Baden-Powell (1889), Philip Noel-Baker (1889), and Æthelberht, King of Wessex (836).