Viceroy of India from 1910 – 1916

Full name:Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst
Born:20 June 1858, London, United Kingdom
Died:2 August 1944, Penshurst, United Kingdom
Lord Hardinge (Viceroy of India from 1910 – 1916)
  • Creation of Bengal Presidency
  • Capital transferred from Calcutta to Delhi (1911)
  • Hindu Mahasabha by Madan Mohan Malaviya
  • Coronation Durbar of King George V held in Delhi
  • Bihar and Orissa separated from Bengal (1911)


Who was Lord Hardinge-II?

Lord Charles Hardinge (1858-1944) was Governor-General and Viceroy of India from 1910 to 1916. Charles Hardinge (later Baron of Penshurst), the grandson of Lord Hardinge (1844-1848), joined the diplomatic service of England in 1880 and was appointed ambassador to Russia in 1904 and permanent under-secretary for foreign affairs in 1906.

Who tried to assassinate Lord Hardinge in 1912?

Lord Hardinge, the then-Viceroy of India, was assassinated on December 23, 1912, during the ceremony of transferring the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Rash Behari Bose was the primary conspirator. Lord Hardinge was hit with a bomb, and while he survived, he was severely injured.