Clive, Robert, Baron Clive of Plassey

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Clive, Robert, Baron Clive of Plassey (1725–74) British soldier and administrator. He went to India as an official of the British East India Company (1743), and successfully resisted growing French power with his capture of Arcot (1751). By taking Calcutta and defeating the pro-French Nawab of Bengal at Plassey (1757) he effectively assured British control of n India. He was governor of Bengal (1757–60, 1765–67). He returned to England in 1773, and was charged with but acquitted of embezzling state funds. He committed suicide.

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