charles 1st marquis

Cornwallis

[kawrn-waw-lis, -wol-is]
noun
Charles, 1st Marquis, 1738–1805, British general and statesman: surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, October 19, 1781.
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Cornwallis (kɔːnˈwɒlɪs)
 
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Charles, 1st Marquis Cornwallis. 1738--1805, British general in the War of American Independence: commanded forces defeated at Yorktown (1781): defeated Tipu Sahib (1791): governor general of Bengal (1786--93, 1805): negotiated the Treaty of Amiens (1801)

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