Profession: British Prime Minister
Why Famous: 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.
- 1800-07-08 Prime Minister of UK George Canning (30) weds heiress Joan Scott
- 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