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Minto, Gilbert Elliot, 1st Earl of (1751-1814), Governor-General of India, was educated at Oxford, and called to the bar in 1774. He entered Parliament in 1776, and was Viceroy of Corsica 1794 to 1796, and envoy-extraordinary to Vienna in 1801. The chief events of his Indian Viceroyalty were the consolidation of the British power, the conquest of Bourbon and the Mauritius from the French (1810), the capture of Java (1811), and the opening of diplomatic relations with Persia, Afghanistan, and the Punjaub.