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Clive, Robert

Line breaks: Rob¦ert Clive
Pronunciation: /klʌɪv
 
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Definition of Clive, Robert in English:

1st Baron Clive of Plassey ( 1725–74), British general and colonial administrator; known as Clive of India. In 1757 he recaptured Calcutta (now Kolkata), following the Black Hole incident, and gained control of Bengal. He served as governor of Bengal 1765-7, but was implicated in the East India company’s corruption scandals and committed suicide.

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