Born: September 29, 1725
Died: November 22, 1774
Biography: Major-General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, also known as Clive of India, was a British officer who established the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Bengal. He is credited with securing India, and the wealth that followed, for the British crown. Together with Warren Hastings he was one of the key early figures in the creation of British India.