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William Pitt the Elder

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder

Profession: British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: He led the government of Great Britain during the Seven Years' War.

Born: November 15, 1708
Birthplace: London, England
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: May 11, 1778 (aged 69)

Married Life

  • 1754-11-16 British PM William Pitt the Elder (46) weds Lady Hester Grenville (34) in Argyle Street, London

Events in the Life of William Pitt the Elder

  • 1755-11-20 English minister William Pitt the Elder resigns
  • 1757-04-06 British King George II dismisses minister William Pitt the Elder, Secretary of State for the Southern Department

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