What became of British general Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805)?

In the U.S., British general Charles Cornwallis’s main claim to fame was his surrender to the Americans and French at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781, a turning point that effectively ended the war.

But Cornwallis’s career of enforcing British imperial rule was far from over.

He went on to become Governor General of India (1786-94, 1805) and viceroy of Ireland (1798-1801).

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