List of Governors-General of India - List of Governors-General

List of Governors-General

# Name
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Governors of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), 1774–1833
1 Warren Hastings
20 October 1773 1 February 1785 East India
Company
2 Sir John Macpherson

1 February 1785 12 September 1786
3 The Earl Cornwallis
12 September 1786 28 October 1793
4 Sir John Shore
28 October 1793 18 March 1798
5 Sir Alured Clarke

18 March 1798 18 May 1798
6 The Earl of Mornington
18 May 1798 30 July 1805
7 The Marquess Cornwallis
30 July 1805 5 October 1805
8 Sir George Barlow, Bt

10 October 1805 31 July 1807
9 The Lord Minto
31 July 1807 4 October 1813
10 The Earl of Moira

4 October 1813 9 January 1823
11 John Adam

9 January 1823 1 August 1823
12 The Lord Amherst
1 August 1823 13 March 1828
13 William Butterworth Bayley

13 March 1828 4 July 1828
14 Lord William Bentinck
4 July 1828 1833
Governors-General of India, 1833–1858
14 Lord William Bentinck
1833 20 March 1835 East India
Company
15 Sir Charles Metcalfe, Bt

20 March 1835 4 March 1836
16 The Lord Auckland
4 March 1836 28 February 1842
17 The Lord Ellenborough
28 February 1842 June 1844
18 William Wilberforce Bird

June 1844 23 July 1844
19 Sir Henry Hardinge
23 July 1844 12 January 1848
20 The Marquess of Dalhousie
12 January 1848 28 February 1856
21 The Viscount Canning
28 February 1856 1 November 1858
Governors-General and Viceroys of India, 1858–1947
21 The Earl Canning
1 November 1858 21 March 1862 Victoria
22 The Earl of Elgin
21 March 1862 20 November 1863
23 Sir Robert Napier

21 November 1863 2 December 1863
24 Sir William Denison

2 December 1863 12 January 1864
25 Sir John Lawrence, Bt
12 January 1864 12 January 1869
26 The Earl of Mayo
12 January 1869 8 February 1872
27 Sir John Strachey

9 February 1872 23 February 1872
28 The Lord Napier

24 February 1872 3 May 1872
29 The Lord Northbrook
3 May 1872 12 April 1876
30 The Lord Lytton
12 April 1876 8 June 1880
31 The Marquess of Ripon
8 June 1880 13 December 1884
32 The Earl of Dufferin
13 December 1884 10 December 1888
33 The Marquess of Lansdowne
10 December 1888 11 October 1894
34 The Earl of Elgin
11 October 1894 6 January 1899
35 The Lord Curzon of Kedleston
6 January 1899 18 November 1905
36 The Earl of Minto
18 November 1905 23 November 1910 Edward VII
37 The Lord Hardinge of Penshurst
23 November 1910 4 April 1916 George V
38 The Lord Chelmsford
4 April 1916 2 April 1921
39 The Earl of Reading
2 April 1921 3 April 1926
40 The Lord Irwin
3 April 1926 18 April 1931
41 The Earl of Willingdon
18 April 1931 18 April 1936
42 The Marquess of Linlithgow
18 April 1936 1 October 1943 Edward VIII
43 The Viscount Wavell
1 October 1943 21 February 1947 George VI
44 The Viscount Mountbatten of Burma
21 February 1947 15 August 1947
Governors-General of the Union of India, 1947–1950
44 The Viscount Mountbatten of Burma
15 August 1947 21 June 1948 George VI
45 C. Rajagopalachari
21 June 1948 26 January 1950

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