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Robert Clive (1725-1774) Shrewsbury/England
English General, statesman, Governor of Bengal, also known as „Clive of India“.
Played a central role in seizing control of a large swathe of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and other parts of Southeast Asia. Responsible for looting the wealth and resources of those places and establishing colonial control by force over millions of people, as a leading agent of the East India Company. His actions resulted in the theft of Indian treasures and also in famines caused by policies disastrous to local Indian farm production. His deeds made him one of the richest men in Europe.