William Pitt

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Person.png William Pitt   Keywiki WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Born1708-11-15
Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died11 May 1778 (Age 69)
Hayes, Kent, England
NationalityUK
Alma materTrinity College, Oxford
Parents • Robert Pitt
• Harriet Villiers
Children • 5
• including
• Lady Hester
• John
• William
SpouseHester Grenville
PartyWhig

Employment.png Prime Minister of Great Britain

In office
30 July 1766 - 14 October 1768

Employment.png Lord Privy Seal Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
30 July 1766 - 14 October 1768

Employment.png Leader of the House of Commons Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
27 June 1757 - 6 October 1761

Employment.png Leader of the House of Commons Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
4 December 1756 - 6 April 1757

Employment.png Secretary of State for the Southern Department

In office
4 December 1756 - 6 April 1757

Employment.png Paymaster of the Forces

In office
29 October 1746 - 25 November 1755
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, PC, FRS (15 November 1708Template:Snd11 May 1778) was a British statesman of the Whig group who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain in the middle of the 18th century. He is called itt the Elder to distinguish him from his son, William Pitt the Younger, who also was a prime minister. Pitt was also known as The Great Commoner, because of his long-standing refusal to accept a title until 1766.

“A long train of these practices has at length unwillingly convinced me that there is something behind the throne, greater than the throne itself.”
William Pitt the Elder (1770) [citation needed]
Speaking about King George III


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