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Lieutenant-General Albert Fytche CSI (1820–1892), for whom is named the bird Bambusicola fytchii, served as Chief Commissioner of the British Crown Colony of Burma from February 1867 to April 1871. Educated at Rugby School and commissioned in the 1830s, he was promoted to captain in the 1840s. A string of promotions followed: major in 1853, lieutenant-colonel in 1862, colonel in 1864, major-general in 1868 and lieutenant-general in 1877.

Albert Fytche

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2nd Chief Commissioner of Burma
In office
16 February 1867 – 18 April 1871
Preceded byArthur Purves Phayre
Succeeded byAshley Eden
Personal details
Died1892 (1893) (aged 72)
Fytche Square, Rangoon, (now Mahabandula Garden), looking towards the Sule Pagoda. The square dates from 1867 to 1868, when a vacant, swampy site originally known as Tank Square was cleared and laid out as a public recreation ground.

He was a cousin of Alfred Tennyson.


  • Fytche, Albert (1878), Burma past and present, C. K. Paul & Co. Volume I Volume II

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Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Purves Phayre
Chief Commissioner of British Crown Colony of Burma
Succeeded by
Ashley Eden