Profession: British Prime Minister
Why Famous: 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.
- 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