Governors General and Viceroys of British India 1773-1947

Name the Governors General and Viceroys of India from 1773 to Indian independence in 1947. Dates in Blue apply to Governors General, who ruled when India was ruled by the East India Company; dates in Red apply to Viceroys, who ruled when India was under the British Crown following the Government of India Act 1858 until Indian Independence in 1947. Please note, Acting rulers apply only to those who ruled for more than two months. Titles and Honours are correct at the time of the person's death. e.g. Edward Wood was Lord Irwin when he was viceroy but was later made Earl of Halifax. (Just given you one there!)
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Time in Office
Incumbant
1773-1785
Warren Hastings
1785-1786
Sir John Macpherson
1786-1793
Marquess Charles Cornwallis
1793-1798
Sir John Shore, Baron Teignmouth
1789 (Acting)
Sir Alured Clarke
1789-1805
Marquess Richard Wellesley
1805
Marquess Charles Cornwallis
1805-1807 (Acting)
Sir George Barlow
1807-1813
Sir Gilbert Elliot, Earl of Minto
1813-1823
Francis Rawdon-Hastings, Marquess of Hastings
1823-1828
William Pitt Amherst, Earl Amherst
1828-1835
Lord William Bentick
1835-1836 (Acting)
Baron Charles Metcalfe
1826-1842
George Eden, Earl of Auckland
1842-1844
Edward Law, Earl of Ellenborough
1844-1848
Viscount Henry Hardinge
1848-1856
James Broun-Ramsay, Marquess of Dalhousie
1856-1858
Earl Charles Canning
1858-1862
Earl Charles Canning
1862-1863
James Bruce, Earl of Elgin
1863 (Acting)
Sir Baron William Napier
1863-1864 (Acting)
Sir William Dennison
Time in Office
Incumbant
1864-1869
Baron Sir John Lawrence
1869-1872
Richard Bourke, Earl of Mayo
1872 (Acting)
Lord Francis Napier
1872-1876
Thomas Baring, Earl of Northbrook
1876-1880
Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Earl of Lytton
1880-1884
George Robinson, Marquess of Ripon
1884-1888
Frederick H.D. Blackwood, Marquess of Dufferin
1888-1894
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of Lansdowne
1894-1899
Victor Bruce, Earl of Elgin
1899-1905
Marquess George Curzon of Kendleston
1905-1910
Gilbert E.M. Kynynmound, Earl of Minto
1910-1916
Baron Charles Hardinge of Penshurst
1916-1921
Frederick Thesiger, Viscount Chelmsford
1921-1926
Rufus Isaacs, Marquess of Reading
1926-1931
Edward Wood, Earl of Halifax
1931-1936
Freeman Freeman-Thomas, Marquess of Willingdon
1936-1943
Victor Hope, Earl of Linlithgow
1943-1947
Earl Archibald Wavell
1947
Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma
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