Robert Peel

British Prime Minister Robert Peel Full Name: Robert Peel
Nationality: British

Profession: British Prime Minister
Why Famous: Peel is immortalised by the affectionate slang expressions 'bobby' and 'peeler' due to his creating the modern concept of the police force whilst Home Secretary.

Born: February 5, 1788
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England

Died: July 2, 1850 (aged 62)
Cause of Death: Horse riding accident

Married Life

  • 1820-07-14 British PM Robert Peel (32) weds Sir John Floyd's daughter Julia at St George's, Hanover Square in London

Historical Events in the Life of Robert Peel

  • 1829-06-19 Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London
  • 1829-09-29 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital
  • 1835-04-18 William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Robert Peel resigns out of frustration
  • 1850-06-29 British ex-Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel falls off his horse; he died three days later

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