The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a british armyofficer and colonial administrator. In the united states. He is best remembered as one of the leading generals in the american war of independance. His 1781 surrender to a combined American-French force at the siege of york town is often incorrectly considered the end of the war; in fact, it continued for a further two years
Surrender of Lord Cornwallis to George washington 19 October 1781
In 1786 Cornwallis was made Governor-General and commander in chief in India .1786-1793
was entitled to the protection of the English. Thus taking advantage of the situation, the English, making a triple alliance with the Nizams and the Marathas, attacked Tipu Sultan.
Cornwallis was again made Governor General of India in 1805.
He died at Ghasipur in Benares shortly after arriving, and is buried overlooking the Ganges river where his memorial is maintained by the Indian Government