British Viceroys in India

August 15, 2018

British Viceroys of India

India was ruled by the British for almost 200 years. During this period several Viceroys were appointed by the British crown. Lord Canning (1856 – 1862) was the last Governor General and first Viceroy of India. Lord Mountbatten (March 1947 – August 1947) was the last Viceroy of British India. He was also the First Governor General of free India. During the tenure of Lord Mountbatten India got independence. Lord Mountbatten was succeeded by C. Rajagopalachari who was the first and the last Indian Governor General of free India.




Among the British Viceroys in India Lord Mayo(1869 – 1872) was the only one to be murdered in office by a convict in the Andamans in 1872. During the rule of Lord Lawrence (1864 – 1869) High Courts were established at Calcutta, Bombay and Madras in 1865. Below is the list of British Viceroys in India and their tenure as Viceroy.






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There are currently 20 names in this directory
01. Lord Canning
1856 – 1862

02. Lord Elgin
1862 – 1863

03. Lord Lawrence
1864 – 1869

04. Lord Mayo
1869 – 1872

05. Lord Northbrook
1872 – 1876

06. Lord Lytton
1876 – 1880

07. Lord Ripon
1880 – 1884

08. Lord Dufferin
1884 – 1888

09. Lord Lansdowne
1888 – 1894

10. Lord Elgin II
1894 – 1899

11. Lord Curzon
1899 – 1905

12. Lord Minto
1905 – 1910

13. Lord Hardinge
1910 – 1916

14. Lord Chelmsford
1916 – 1921

15. Lord Reading
1921 – 1926

16. Lord Irwin
1926 – 1931

17. Lord Willington
1931 – 1936

18. Lord Linlithgow
1936 – 1944

19. Lord Wavell
1944 – 1947

20. Lord Mountbatten
March 1947 – August 1947


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