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Thomas Pelham-Holles

British Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles

Profession: British Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Biography: Commonly known as the Duke of Newcastle, Pelham-Holles served as the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1754-1756 and again from 1757 to 1762. His premiership included the Seven Years' War, his handling of which ultimately brought the end of his time in office.

Born: July 21, 1693
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: November 17, 1768 (aged 75)

Historical Events

  • 1724-04-06 Thomas Pelham-Holles becomes British Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1754-03-18 Thomas Pelham-Holles becomes British Prime Minister on the death of his brother Henry Pelham

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