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Who was the Governor-General of India in 1857?
1. Wellesley
2. Dalhousie
3. Canning
4. Minto

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Canning

The correct answer is Canning.

  • Lord Canning:
    • Charles John Canning, 1st Earl Canning, was an English statesman who was the Governor-General of India.
    • Canning later became the first Viceroy of India when power was transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown following the end of the revolt of 1857.
    • He entered Parliament in 1836, siding with the Conservatives faction in the House of the Commons.
    • In 1837 he entered the House of Lords.
    • He held many administrative posts such as Under-Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs, and First Commissioner of Woods and Forests.
    • Lord Canning served as the Postmaster-General in July 1855.

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