Arthur Balfour

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour

Full Name: Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour
Profession: British Prime Minister


Biography: British Conservative politician who was Prime Minister from July 1902 to December 1905.

As Foreign Secretary he became famous for writing the Balfour Declaration which proclaimed support for a Jewish state in Palestine.

Born: July 25, 1848
Birthplace: Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Leo

Died: March 19, 1930 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Unremitting circulatory trouble

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Historical Events

  • 1902-07-12 Arthur Balfour succeeds Lord Salisbury, who retired as British Prime Minister on 11 July
  • 1902-12-18 British parliament passes the Education Act, which will come to be regarded as the most important legislation of Arthur Balfour's government
  • 1905-12-04 British government of Arthur Balfour resigns
  • 1917-10-30 British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
  • 1917-11-02 Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1920-04-20 Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate

Quotes by Arthur Balfour

  • "Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all" - Life

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