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Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853), Army officer and Conqueror of Sind
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Won a reputation as a fierce and indomitable soldier in the Napoleonic war; accepted Indian commission, 1841, and after several hard-fought battles conquered Sind, 1843. Napier subdued the northern hill tribes, 1844-5, and began preparations for the first Sikh war; recalled in 1849 during second Sikh war but arrived too late to take part.