Charles John Canning, Earl Canning(1812-1862), Governor-General and first viceroy of India
Sitter in 12 portraits
Statesman; son of George Canning; appointed Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs by Peel, 1841; became Governor-General of India, 1856, maintaining a firm position during the Indian Mutiny and the transfer of power from the East India Company to the Crown; became first Viceroy, 1858.
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