Which Governor General earned the epithet of clemency

(A) Lord Canning
(B) Lord Mayo
(C) Lord Ripon
(D) Lord Lansdowne

Correct Answer : Lord Canning
Question Asked : UGC-NET/JRF Exam, 2018 (History Paper-II)
Explanation : Charles John Canning, 1st Earl Canning (14 December, 1812 -17 June, 1862), known as The Viscount Canning from 1837 to 1859, was an English statesman and Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The name of Clemency Canning, which was applied to him during the heated animosities of the moment, has since become a title of honour. He was derisively called 'Clemency' on account of a Resolution dated 31 July, 1857, which distinguished between sepoys from regiments which had mutinied and killed their officers and European civilians, and those Indian soldiers who had disbanded and dispersed to their villages, without being involved in violence.
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