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Charles Watson-Wentworth

British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth

Profession: British Prime Minister

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1765-6, and again from 27 March 1782 until his death four months later on 1 July 1782. Watson-Wentworth was a prominent Whig politician during his time in office, leading the Rockingham Whig faction.

Born: May 13, 1730
Birthplace: Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: July 1, 1782 (aged 52)
Cause of Death: Influenza epidemic

Events in the Life of Charles Watson-Wentworth

  • 1782-03-27 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
  • 1782-07-04 William Petty becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain following the death of Charles Watson-Wentworth

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