1780–1838

Introduction

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Born: Jan­u­a­ry 15, 1780, Kid­der­pore (now Khi­dir­pur), Kol­ka­ta, In­dia.

Died: Ju­ly 9, 1838, Da­poor­ee (now Da­po­li), Ma­ha­rash­tra, In­dia.

Buried: St. Ma­ry’s Church, Poo­na (now Pu­ne), Ma­ha­rash­tra, In­dia.

Pseudonyms

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Biography

Robert was the son of was Charles Grant, East In­dia Com­pa­ny di­rect­or and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for In­ver­ness.

His fa­mi­ly moved from In­dia to Eng­land when Ro­bert was six years old. He at­tend­ed Mag­da­lene College, Cam­bridge (BA 1801, MA 1804), and be­came a law­yer in 1807.

In 1826, he be­came a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for In­ver­ness. He be­came Pri­vy Coun­cil­or in 1831, and Judge Ad­vo­cate Gen­er­al in 1832. In 1834, he was knight­ed, and re­turned to In­dia to be Go­ver­nor of Bom­bay (Mum­bai).

His work ap­peared in the Chris­tian Ob­serv­er (1806–15), El­liott’s Psalms and Hymns (1835), and Sac­red Po­ems, pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly by his bro­ther, Lord Glen­elg, in 1839, and re­print­ed in 1844 and 1868.

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