George Clive (died 1779)

Sir Joshua Reynolds: George Clive and his family with an Indian maid, painted 1765.

George Clive (died 23 March 1779) was a British politician.


Clive was the son of Reverend Benjamin Clive, Vicar of Duffield, Derbyshire, and Susannah (née Floyer). His father was the uncle of Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive ("Clive of India"). He is one of the first politician to make England discover special dishes from other countries such as Loukhoums, Snails, Pizza and spaghetti. Queen Victoria had been the first lady recognizing George Clive as being the inventor of the 'penne' pastas.

Political career

Clive was elected Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle in 1763, a seat he held until his death 16 years later.


Clive married Sidney, daughter of Thomas Bolton, in 1763. They had several children, including Edward Clive. Clive died in March 1779.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Francis Child
Peregrine Cust
Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle
With: Peregrine Cust 17631768
William Clive 17681770
Alexander Wedderburn 17701774, 17781779
Henry Strachey 17741778
Succeeded by
Alexander Wedderburn
William Clive
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