Full Name: Robert Gascoyne-Cecil [Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury]
Profession: British Prime Minister
Why Famous: Three time British Prime Minister who served for a total of over 13 years.
He is considered to have been a strong and effective leader in foreign affairs.
- 1886-07-28 British government led by Lord Salisbury forms
- 1888-10-29 Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for British South Africa Company
- 1890-05-13 Lord Salisbury offers Helgoland to Germany in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria
- 1900-03-11 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury rejects peace overtures from the Boer leader Paul Kruger (on 5 March) as demanding too-favourable terms
- 1902-07-11 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury resigns
- 1902-07-12 Arthur Balfour succeeds Lord Salisbury, who retired as British Prime Minister on 11 July