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George Canning

British Prime Minister George Canning

Profession: British Prime Minister


Biography: British Prime Minister in 1827 and Foreign Minister from 1822 to 1827.

Canning's had the shortest tenure of any Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, a mere 119 days.

Born: April 11, 1770
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Aries

Died: August 8, 1827 (aged 57)
Cause of Death: Died in office

Married Life

  • 1800-07-08 Prime Minister of UK George Canning (30) weds heiress Joan Scott

Historical Events

  • 1807-03-25 George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary
  • 1827-04-10 George Canning becomes British Prime Minister upon the resignation of Robert Jenkinson, lives to serve only 119 days

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