British India and Indian States: Viceroys and Governors-General: 1858-1947

Viceroy and Governor-General of India [1]
1 Nov 1858 - 12 Mar 1862 Charles John Canning, Viscount Canning, of Kilbraham in the county of Kilkenny (from 21 May 1859 Earl Canning)
12 Mar 1862 - 20 Nov 1863 James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Baron Elgin, of Elgin in Scotland, Lord Bruce of Kinloss, Lord Bruce of Torry
Acting Viceroy and Governor-General of India
20 Nov 1863 - 1 Dec 1863 Sir Robert George Cornelis Napier
1 Dec 1863 - 12 Jan 1864 Sir William Thomas Denison
Viceroy and Governor-General of India
12 Jan 1864 - 12 Jan 1869 Sir John Laird Mair Lawrence, Bt.
12 Jan 1869 - 8 Feb 1872 Richard Southwell Bourke, Earl of the County of Mayo, Viscount Mayo, of Moneycrower in the County of Mayo, Baron Naas, of Naas in the County of Kildare
Acting Viceroy and Governor-General of India
8 Feb 1872 - 23 Feb 1872 Sir John Strachey
23 Feb 1872 - 3 May 1872 Francis Napier, Lord Napier of Merchistoun
Viceroy and Governor-General of India
3 May 1872 - 12 Apr 1876 Thomas George Baring, Baron Northbrook, of Stratton in the County of Southampton
12 Apr 1876 - 8 Jun 1880 Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Baron Lytton, of Knebworth in the County of Hertford (from 28 Apr 1880 Earl of Lytton, Viscount Knebworth, of Knebworth in the County of Hertford)
8 Jun 1880 - 13 Dec 1884 George Frederick Sanuel Robinson, Marquess of Ripon, in the County of York, Earl de Grey and Ripon, Viscount Goderich
13 Dec 1884 - 10 Dec 1888 Earl of Dufferin [2]
10 Dec 1888 - 27 Jan 1894 Marquess of Lansdowne [3]
27 Jan 1894 - 6 Jan 1899 Victor Alexander Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Baron Elgin, of Elgin in Scotland, Lord Bruce of Kinloss, Lord Bruce of Torry
6 Jan 1899 - 18 Nov 1905 George Nathaniel Curzon, Baron Curzon of Kedleston, in the County of Derby
18 Nov 1905 - 23 Nov 1910 Earl of Minto [4]
23 Nov 1910 - 4 Apr 1916 Charles Hardinge, Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, in the County of Kent
4 Apr 1916 - 2 Apr 1921 Frederic John Napier Thesiger, Baron Chelmsford, of Chelmsford in the County of Essex
2 Apr 1921 - 3 Apr 1926 Rufus Daniel Rufus Isaacs, Earl of Reading, Viscount Reading, of Erleigh in the County of Berkshire, Baron Reading, of Erleigh in the County of Berkshire [5]
3 Apr 1926 - 18 Apr 1931 Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Baron Irwin, of Kirby Underdale in the County of York
18 Apr 1931 - 18 Apr 1936 Earl of Willingdon [6]
18 Apr 1936 - 20 Oct 1943 Victor Alexander John Hope, Marquess of Linlithgow, in the County of Linlithgow or West Lothian, Earl of Hopetoun, Viscount Aithrie, Baron Hopetoun, of Hopetoun in thr County of Linlithgow, Baron Niddry, of Niddry Castle in the County of Linlithgow
20 Oct 1943 - 24 Mar 1947 Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell, of Cyrenaica and Winchester in the County of Southampton
24 Mar 1947 - 15 Aug 1947 Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten, Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, of Romsey in the County of Southampton [7][8]

[1] The style Viceroy and Governor-General of India, while not established by statute, is in official use from its mention in the Royal Proclamation of 1 Nov 1858.
[2] Also in Canada.
[3] Also in Canada.
[4] Also in Canada.
[5] Original name: Rufus Daniel Isaacs
[6] Also in Canada.
[7] Original name: Ludwig Franz Albrecht Viktor Nikolaus Georg, Prinz von Battenberg
[8] Also in India.
Last updated on: 08 Aug 2014 04:22:53