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Sir Thomas Munro, 1st Bt

(1761-1827), Administrator in India

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 2 portraits
From 1780 until 1799, Munro served as a Major-General in the British army during the Mysore Wars. After the wars concluded he worked with Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) to arrange the future administration of Mysore, which had come under British control. The two became close allies and lifelong friends. Munro returned to England in 1807 for six years and acted as an adviser to the House of Commons on questions of Indian trade and military organisation. Munro was appointed Governor of Madras in 1819 and remained in the post until 1826. His command of native languages and employment of locals in the administration made him a popular leader.

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Sir Thomas Munro, 1st Bt, by Samuel Cousins, after  Sir Martin Archer Shee - NPG D39093

Sir Thomas Munro, 1st Bt

by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, (1819)
NPG D39093

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