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Sir John Bowring

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John Bowring in 1826
4th Governor of Hong Kong
In office
13 April 1854 – 9 September 1859
Monarch Victoria
Lieutenant Governor MG William Jervois
MG Robert Garrett
MG Thomas Ashburnham
MG Charles van Straubenzee
Preceded by Sir George Bonham
Succeeded by Hercules Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead
Member of Parliament
for Bolton
In office
1841–1849
Serving with Peter Ainsworth (1841–1847), William Bolling (1847–1848) and Stephen Blair (1848–1849)
Preceded by Peter Ainsworth
William Bolling
Succeeded by Stephen Blair
Joshua Walmsley
Member of Parliament
for Kilmarnock Burghs
In office
1835–1837
Preceded by John Dunlop
Succeeded by John Campbell Colquhoun
Personal details
Born (1792-10-17)17 October 1792
Exeter, England
Died 23 November 1872(1872-11-23) (aged 80)
Claremont, Devon, England
Political party Radical
Spouse(s)
  • Maria Lewin
    (m. 1816; died 1858)
  • Deborah Castle
    (m. 1860)
Children
  • John Charles
  • Lewin Bentham
  • Edgar Alfred
  • Emily Aloysia
Profession Member of Parliament (UK)

Sir John Bowring KCB FRS FRGS (Chinese translated name: 寶寧, 寶靈 (for Mandarin speakers) or 包令 (for Cantonese)) (Thai: พระยาสยามมานุกูลกิจ สยามมิตรมหายศ) (17 October 1792 – 23 November 1872) was an English political economist, traveller, writer, literary translator, polyglot and the fourth Governor of Hong Kong.

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