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date: 10 December 2019

Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracanlocked

(1773–1857)
  • Douglas M. Peers

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Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773–1857), diplomatist and governor-general of Bengal, was born on 14 January 1773 in Bath, the first of three children of Lieutenant-General William Amherst (1732–1781), aide-de-camp to the king, governor of St John's, Newfoundland, and adjutant-general of the army, and his wife, ...

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