Charles Cornwallis

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis Full Name: Charles Cornwallis
Nationality:

English

Profession: General and Colonial Administrator
Why Famous: One of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence, his surrender at Yorktown to a French and British force essentially ended major combat operations and paved the way for peace, and eventually independence for the United States.

He later became the Governor-General of India and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Born: December 31, 1738
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, Great Britain

Died: October 5, 1805 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Fever

Historical Events in the Life of Charles Cornwallis

  • 1786-02-24 Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

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