George Cathcart

George Cathcart

Sir George Cathcart (May 12, 1794 – November 5, 1854) was a British general and diplomat. He was born in Renfrewshire, son of William Cathcart, 1st Earl Cathcart. After receiving his education at Eton and Edinburgh, he joined the army in 1810. He saw service in the United States and Flanders; distinguished himself at the bombardment of Copenhagen; and represented England at the court of Russia and during the Congress of Vienna.

In 1852 to 1853, as Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, he granted the first constitution to the colony, ended the eighth Xhosa War and crushed the Basutos. He was killed during the Battle of Inkerman in the Crimean War, on November 5, 1854.



* George Cathcart, "Commentaries on the War in Russia and Germany in 1812 1nd 1818", London: 1850.

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title=Governor of the Cape Colony | years=1852–1854
after=Sir Charles Henry Darling, "acting"

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