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Augustus FitzRoy

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy

Profession: British Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Biography: Augustus FitzRoy, the Duke of Grafton, was the youngest ever British Prime Minister when he assumed the office at 33 in 1768. Only William Pitt the Younger at 24, who later followed him was younger.

Born into a noble family, FitzRoy inherited from his grandfather the title Duke of Grafton.

From 1765, as a Whig, he held a number of offices including First Lord of the Treasury before succeeding William Pitt the Elder due to illness. Grafton only led for a short period, resigning in January 1770 after much criticism.

Grafton was the first Prime Minister to be divorced in 1769.

Born: September 28, 1735
Birthplace: Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Libra

Died: March 14, 1811 (aged 75)

Married Life

  • 1769-03-23 Augustus FitzRoy, English Duke of Grafton divorces the Duchess of Grafton, (formerly Hon. Anne Liddell) by an Act of Parliament

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