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Warren Hastings

1732 - 1818

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Warren Hastings (6 December 1732 – 22 August 1818) was a British colonial administrator, who served as the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and so 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 an energetic organizer and reformer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Warren Hastings has received more than 1,580,730 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Warren Hastings is the 4,691st most popular politician (up from 6,946th in 2019), the 1,003rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,510th in 2019) and the 173rd most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Warren Hastings ranks 4,691 out of 15,577Before him are Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Leo I, King of Armenia, Treniota, Nariman Narimanov, Stefan Uroš I, and Muzio Attendolo Sforza. After him are Julius Paulus Prudentissimus, Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Fruela II of Asturias, François Bozizé, Sérgio Vieira de Mello, and Emperor Saga.

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Among people born in 1732, Warren Hastings ranks 15Before him are Jérôme Lalande, Abbas III, Adélaïde of France, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, Johann Christoph Adelung, and John Dickinson. After him are Carl Gotthard Langhans, Peter Forsskål, Joseph Gaertner, Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, Hieronymus von Colloredo, and Joseph von Sonnenfels. Among people deceased in 1818, Warren Hastings ranks 11Before him are Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Maria Isabel of Braganza, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, and Alexandre Pétion. After him are Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Matthew Lewis, Heinrich Füger, Abigail Adams, and Paul Revere.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Warren Hastings ranks 1,003 out of 7,765Before him are James Stirling (1926), Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (1477), Stephen Frears (1941), Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), and Honor Blackman (1925). After him are Anna Atkins (1799), Thomas Cavendish (1560), Ida Noddack (1896), Freeman Dyson (1923), Hans Sloane (1660), and Robert Hardy (1925).

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