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Benjamin Disraeli

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli

Full Name: Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield
Profession: British Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Biography: British statesman who twice served as Prime Minister, Disraeli played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party.

He is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs and his political battles with the Liberal Party leader William Gladstone.

Disraeli defined the policies of the Conservatives and making it the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire.

He is the only British Prime Minister of Jewish birth.

Born: December 21, 1804
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: April 19, 1881 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Bronchitis

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Quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

  • "To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge."

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