Malcolm, Sir John (17691833)

Malcolm, Sir John, Indian soldier and statesman, born in Dumfriesshire; went as cadet to the Madras army in 1785, and for over 30 years was an important figure in Eastern affairs; he was ambassador to Persia 1800, governor of Mysore 1803, again in Persia as plenipotentiary in 1807 and 1810, political agent in the Deccan 1817, and governor of Bombay 1827-30; he distinguished himself also in several wars; wrote “A History of Persia” and other historical works, and returning to England entered Parliament in 1831, opposed to the Reform Bill; two years later he died in London (17691833).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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