Who was the Governor General of India from 1848 1856?

Who was the Governor General of India during the period from 1848 1856?


Name Term
Henry Hardinge 23 July 1844 12 January 1848
The Earl of Dalhousie 12 January 1848 28 February 1856
The Viscount Canning 28 February 1856 31 October 1858
Viceroys and Governors-General of India (1858–1947)

Who was the governor-general and Viceroy of India from 1856 to 1862?

Lord Canning served as Governor General of India from 1856 to 1862. During his tenure, the Government of India Act, 1858 was passed which created the office of Viceroy to be held by the same person who was Governor General of India. Thus, Lord Canning also served as first Viceroy of India.

Who was the Governor General of India in the years 1848 56?

During his tenure as governor-general of India (1848–56), Lord Dalhousie made efforts toward emancipating women and had introduced a bill to remove all legal obstacles to the remarriage of Hindu widows.

Who was the first Indian Governor General of India?

New Delhi: Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, popularly known as Rajaji, was independent India’s first Indian Governor General. He was also the last one.

Which Governor General annexed Awadh in 1856 what was the significance of this act?

Answer: Lord Dalhousie was the governor-general who annexed Awadh in 1856. The significance of this act is that Awadh was annexed based on the ‘Doctrine of Lapse.

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