Curzon (of Kedleston), George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess

Curzon (of Kedleston), George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess

born Jan. 11, 1859, Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, Eng.
died March 20, 1925, London

British viceroy of India (1898–1905) and foreign secretary (1919–24).

Eldest son of a baron, he studied at Oxford and entered Parliament in 1886. A world tour left him with an infatuation for Asia, and in 1891 he became undersecretary of state for India; he was named viceroy in 1898. There he reduced taxes and ordered immediate punishment of any Briton who ill-treated Indian nationals. He presided over the unpopular Partition of Bengal and resigned after a clash with Lord Kitchener. He later served in the cabinets of H.H. Asquith and David Lloyd George.

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