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John Bowring

John Bowring in 1826
Personal data
Date of birth17 October 1792
Place of birthExeter, England
Date of death23 November 1872(age 80)
Place of deathClaremont, England
Political partyRadical
SpouseMaria Lewin (m. 1816 - d. 1858)
Deborah Castle (m. 1860, survived)
ChildrenJohn Charles Bowring,
Lewin Bentham Bowring,
Edgar Alfred Bowring
ProfessionMember of Parliament (UK)
ReligionUnitarian
4th Governor of Hong Kong
In office13 April 1854 - 9 September 1859
Succeeded byHercules Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead
Preceded bySir George Bonham

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Sir John Bowring, KCB (Chinese translated name: 寶寧,寶靈 or 包令) (17 October 1792 23 November 1872) was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong.


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