General Knowledge - Viceroys of India


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The following table illustrates the Viceroys of India along with their ruling period −

Name Period Picture
Viscount Canning 1858 to 1862 Viscount Canning
Earl of Elgin 1862 to 1863 Earl of Elgin
Sir Robert Napier Nov 1863 to Dec 1863 Sir Robert Napier
Sir William Denison 1863 to 1864 Sir William Denison
Sir John Lawrence 1864 to 1869 Sir John Lawrence
Earl of Mayo 1869 to 1872 Earl of Mayo
Sir John Strachey Feb 9, 1872 to Feb 23, 1872 Sir John Strachey
Lord Napier Feb 1872 to May 1872 Lord Napier
Lord Northbrook 1872 to 1876 Lord Northbrook
Lord Lytton 1876 to 1880 Lord Lytton
Marquess of Ripon 1880 to 1884 Marquess of Ripon
Earl of Dufferin 1884 to 1888 Earl of Dufferin
Marquess of Lansdowne 1888 to 1894 Marquess of Lansdowne
Earl of Elgin 1894 to 1899 Earl of Elgin
Lord Curzon 1899 to 1905 Lord Curzon
Earl of Minto 1905 to 1910 Earl of Minto
Lord Hardinge 1910 to 1916 Lord Hardinge
Lord Chelmsford 1916 to 1921 Lord Chelmsford
Earl of Reading 1921 to 1926 Earl of Reading
Lord Irwin 1926 to 1931 Lord Irwin
Earl of Willingdon 1931 to 1936 Earl of Willingdon
Marquess of Linlithgow 1936 to 1943 Marquess of Linlithgow
Viscount Wavell 1943 to 1947 Viscount Wavell
Lord Mountbatten Feb 1947 to Aug 1947 Lord Mountbatten
Governors-General of Independent India
Lord Mountbatten 1947 to 1948 Lord Mountbatten
C. Rajagopalachari 1948 to 1950 C. Rajagopalachari


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