Robert Gascoyne-Cecil

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil Full Name: Robert Gascoyne-Cecil [Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury]
Nationality: British

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.

Born: February 3, 1830
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hatfield, England, United Kingdom

Died: August 22, 1903 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: A fall from a chair

Historical Events in the Life of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil

  • 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

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