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  Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738-October 5, 1805) was a British general and colonial governor.
Charles decided on a military career, so in 1756 he purchased a commission in the 1st Grenadier Guards, then enrolled in the academy at Turin, which was one of the few places to learn military theory.
Cornwallis, a close political ally of the younger Pitt then moved to India, where the colonial administration was judged by the Prime Minister to be urgently in need of reform following Warren Hastings' tenure.
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  Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (31 December 1738 - 5 October 1805) was an English military commander and colonial governor.
Charles was the eldest son of Charles Cornwallis, 5th Baron Cornwallis (later 1st Earl Cornwallis) and was born at Grosvenor Square, London, even though his family's estates were in Kent.
Charles' mother Elizabeth was the daughter of Lord Townshend and niece of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.
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 Charles Cornwallis - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cornwallis, Charles, 1st Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805), British general and statesman, whose defeat at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, was decisive...
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (31 December 1738 5 October 1805, in Ghazipur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh) was a British military commander and colonial governor.
Charles Cornwallis was born in London and educated at Eton and Cambridge.
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 William Cornwallis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was the brother of Charles Cornwallis, the 1st Marquess Cornwallis, governor-general of India.
Cornwallis turned to support her, and the enemy, impressed by a conviction that he must be relying on help within easy reach, gave up the pursuit.
In 1796 Cornwallis incurred a court-martial (in consequence of a misunderstanding and apparently some temper on both sides) on the charge of refusing to obey an order from the Admiralty.
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 Sir William Cornwallis - LoveToKnow 1911
SIR WILLIAM CORNWALLIS (1744-1819), British admiral, was the brother of the 1st Marquess Cornwallis, governor-general of India.
Cornwallis turned to support her, and the enemy, impressed by a conviction that he must be relying on help within easy reach, gave up the pursuit.
The reputation of Cornwallis was immensely raised, and the praise given him was no doubt the greater because he was personally very popular with officers and men.
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 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Earl and 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738-October 5, 1805) was a British general and colonial governor.
He was the eldest son of Charles, the 1st Earl Cornwallis and was born in London, England, even though his family's estates were in Kent.
Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans at the Battle of Yorktown, on October 19, 1781, thus ending the war.
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 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (born December 31, 1738 in Grosvenor Square, London, England died October 5, 1805 in Ghazipore, India), was a British general in the American Revolutionary War.
Between January 2 and January 4, 1777 Cornwallis fought the American Continental Army at Princeton, New Jersey, led by General George Washington.
Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans at the Battle of Yorktown, on October 19, 1781, thus ending the war.
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 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis Summary
Charles was the eldest son of Charles Cornwallis, 5th Baron Cornwallis (later 1st Earl Cornwallis) and was born at Grosvenor Square, London, even though his family's estates were in Kent.
Charles' mother Elizabeth was the daughter of Lord Townshend and niece of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.
As Cornwallis waited for resupply from the Royal Navy, the American commander George Washington learned that a French naval force was moving to enter the war for the first time, and he realised that Cornwallis' exposed position was an opportunity to win a victory that would resonate in the public imagination.
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 Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Two years later Cornwallis began the fateful Carolina campaign, which led directly to the Yorktown campaign and the major British defeat that in 1781 ended the fighting.
Cornwallis was not held responsible for the disaster and in 1786 became governor-general of India.
In 1798, Cornwallis was sent to Ireland as viceroy and commander in chief, and he was stern in repressing the rebellion there in the same year.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Charles Cornwallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738-October 5, British general and colonial governor.
Cornwallis was again made Governor General of India in 1805.
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738 – October 5, 1805) was a British general and colonial governor.
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 General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess, Bristish statesman
Charles Cornwallis, British General and statesman, whose most important service of a long and distinguished career was his term as governor general of India (1786-1793), was born in London on December 31, 1738, the eldest son of the 1st Earl Cornwallis (1700-1762).
Cornwallis' government in India was notable for a series of administrative reforms, culminating in the set of regulations of 1793 known as the "Cornwallis Code." His reforms were mainly based on the work of others, but their comprehensiveness and the smoothness with which they were effected were due to his tact and determination.
Cornwallis returned to England in 1793, received a marquessate and was made master general of the ordnance with cabinet rank.
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 Cornwallis Charles 1st Marquess Cornwallis - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Cornwallis, Charles, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), British general and statesman, whose defeat at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, was decisive...
Charles I (of England): Argyll, Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess and 8th Earl of
Argyll, Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess and 8th Earl of (1598-1661), Scottish statesman, great-grandson of the 5th earl.
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 cornwallis - redcoats - british military
Charles Cornwallis was born into old English aristocracy in the County of Suffolk.
His Cornwallis Code of legal and administrative reform served the country well for many years, and for this he was elevated to Marquess Cornwallis in 1792, and in 1793 was promoted to General.
Cornwallis was appointed Viceroy of Ireland and Commander-in-Chief (1798-1801), where he succeeded in subduing the rebellion led by Wolfe Tone, and crushing the French invasion force.
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 Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess — FactMonster.com
Cornwallis was not held responsible for the disaster and in 1786 became governor-general of India.
In 1798, Cornwallis was sent to Ireland as viceroy and commander in chief, and he was stern in repressing the rebellion there in the same year.
Cornwallis was then commissioned British minister plenipotentiary and helped to draw up the Treaty of Amiens (1802), which temporarily halted the war with Napoleonic France.
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 Informat.io on Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738 – October 5, 1805) was an English military commander and colonial governor.
Cornwallis, a close political ally of the younger Pitt then was sent to India, where the colonial administration was judged by the Prime Minister to be urgently in need of reform following Warren Hastings' tenure.
The primary objective of his first term was the settling of issues related to revenue extraction and local administration, and his administration came to the significant agreement with native landlords known as the Permanent Settlement of Bengal.
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 Charles Cornwallis
Charles Cornwalis, the 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), eldest son of Charles, 1st Earl of Cornwallis (1700-1762), was born on the 31st of December 1738.
He returned to England in 1793, received a marquessate and a seat on the privy council, and was made master-general of the ordinance with a place in the Cabinet.
He was succeeded as 2nd marquess by his only son, Charles (1774-1823.) On his death the marquessate became extinct, but the title of Earl Cornwallis passed to his uncle, James (1743-1824), who was bishop of Litchfield from 1781 until his death.
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 General Charles Cornwallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Cornwallis was the eldest son of the 1st Earl Cornwallis.
Cornwallis attended the military academy at Turin, and while serving in Germany during the Seven Years' War rose to Lieutenant Colonel.
Cornwallis was largely responsible for the British victory at Brandywine, Pa., Sept. 11, 1777, and led British forces into Philadelphia on the 28th.
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 Loyalist Collection at the University of New Brunswick
Charles Cornwallis was born in London, the seventh child and first son of the 1st Earl Cornwallis and his wife, Elizabeth Townsend, a daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Townsend.
Charles attended Eaton, and in 1756 at the age of eighteen years, he was commissioned an ensign in the Grenadier Guards.
The Papers of Lord Cornwallis include personal and semi-official papers of the Cornwallis family, but the major portion of the collection is comprised of correspondence and documents relating to the service of Charles, First Marquess Cornwallis, in America and in India.
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 charles cornwallis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Charles Cornwallis had all the advantages that money and family connections could bring.
Charles Cornwallis decided on a military career, so in 1756 he purchased a commission in the 1st Grenadier Guards, then enrolled in the academy at Turin, which was one of the few places to learn military theory.
Charles Cornwallis was again made Governor General of India in 1805.
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 Commanders in Chief, India
F.M. The Rt Hon Colin (Campbell), 1st Baron Clyde, GCB, KSI
F.M. The Rt Hon William Riddell (Birdwood), 1st Baron Birdwood of Anzac, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, CIE, DSO, KStJ
F.M. The Rt Hon Philip Walhouse (Chetwode), 1st Baron Chetwode, GCB, OM, GCSI, KCMG, DSO, GCStJ
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 AllRefer.com - Sir Henry Clinton (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
After placing Cornwallis in command in the Carolinas, he returned to New York.
In 1781, expecting Washington to attack, he remained in New York too long and failed to aid Cornwallis in the Yorktown campaign.
Cornwallis criticized his account, and the controversy between the two continued until Clinton's death.
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 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis Biography (1738–1805) Online Encyclopedia Article About 1st Marquess ...
Though personally opposed to taxing the American colonists, he accepted a command in the war, and defeated Gates at Camden (1780), but was forced to surrender at Yorktown (1781).
In 1786 he became Governor-General of India, where he defeated Tippoo Sahib, and introduced the series of reforms known as the Cornwallis Code.
He returned in 1793, to be made marquess.
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 thePeerage.com - nil and others
She married Edward Eliot, 1st Baron Eliot, son of Richard Eliot and Harriet Craggs, on 25 September 1756.
She was the daughter of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and Hester Grenville.
She was the daughter of Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Marquess Cornwallis and Lady Louisa Gordon.
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 Source - Banastre Tarleton
In December 1775 he sailed as a volunteer to United States with Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, and his services to the British during the American War of Independence in the year 1776 gained for him the position of a brigade major of cavalry.
He was responsible for a British victory at Waxhaw in May 1780, and he materially helped Cornwallis to win the Battle of Camden in the succeeding August.
Having been successful in a skirmish at Tarrants House, and having taken part in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in March 1781, he marched with Cornwallis into Virginia, and after affording much assistance to his commander-in-chief he was instructed to hold Gloucester.
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 Encyclopedia: British and Irish History: Biographies — FactMonster.com
Argyll, Archibald Campbell, 8th earl of and 1st marquess of
Dufferin and Ava, Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st marquess of
Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of
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 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), General and diplomat
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), General and diplomat
Governor-General of India (1786-1793), Charles Cornwallis became famous for his reforming administration.
He established the Cornwallis (or Bengal) code for stamping out corruption and pioneered a more professional, salaried civil service.
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