Warren Hastings

1732 - 1818

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Warren Hastings (6 December 1732 – 22 August 1818), an English statesman, was the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and thereby the first de facto Governor-General of Bengal from 1772 to 1785. He is credited along with Robert Clive for 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 1,042,433 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Warren Hastings is the 6,953rd most popular politician (down from 6,320th in 2019), the 1,512th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,334th in 2019) and the 247th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, Warren Hastings ranks 6,953 out of 15,710. Before him are Junio Valerio Borghese, Tiberius Coruncanius, Afonso I, Duke of Braganza, Bohemond VI of Antioch, Richard de Bures, and Elizabeth Warren. After him are Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Nubkheperre Intef, Farrokhroo Parsa, Spencer Perceval, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, and Marcus Minucius Rufus.

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Among people born in 1732, Warren Hastings ranks 16Before him are Adélaïde of France, Abbas III, Carl Gotthard Langhans, Johann Christoph Adelung, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, and John Dickinson. After him are Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, Hieronymus von Colloredo, Nevil Maskelyne, Joseph von Sonnenfels, Peter Forsskål, and Joseph Gaertner. Among people deceased in 1818, Warren Hastings ranks 19Before him are Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Paul Revere, Heinrich Füger, Abigail Adams, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, and Caspar Wessel. After him are Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Leopold Koželuch, Marcello Bacciarelli, Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg, and Herman Willem Daendels.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Warren Hastings ranks 1,512 out of 6,924. Before him are Elias Ashmole (1617), Tony Sheridan (1940), Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944), John William Godward (1861), Seal (1963), and Cuthbert (635). After him are Malcolm Lowry (1909), Spencer Perceval (1762), Sandford Fleming (1827), Emma Darwin (1808), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), and Martin Rees (1942).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Warren Hastings ranks 247Before him are Fletcher Christian (1764), Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883), Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774), Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373), John Profumo (1915), and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944). After him are Spencer Perceval (1762), Emma Darwin (1808), Martin Rees (1942), Andrew Bertie (1929), George Grenville (1712), and Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836).