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Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, KB MP FRS (25 September 1725 – 22 November 1774), also known as Clive of India, was a British officer and soldier of fortune who established the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Bengal. He is credited with securing India, and the wealth that followed, for the British crown. Together with Warren Hastings he was one of the key early figures in the creation of British India. He also sat in a rotten borough as a Tory Member of Parliament in Great Britain.