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Sir Eyre Coote (1726-1783), General

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General. Under Clive's command, he helped defeat the French in India, taking Pondicherry in 1761. Later, as Commander-in-Chief of the East India Company's forces, he was responsible for restoring the British military position in the Carnatic for Warren Hastings in 1780.

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Sir Eyre Coote

attributed to Henry Morland
oil on canvas, circa 1763
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 124