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English William GRENVILLE

born William Wyndham GRENVILLE

British Whig statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on October 25, 1759 in Wotton House, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: on January 12, 1834 in Dropmore Park Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England


Grenville was the son of Whig Prime Minister George Grenville. His mother Elizabeth was daughter of the Tory statesman Sir William Wyndham Bart. He had two elder brothers Thomas and George - he was thus uncle to the 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos.

He was also related to the Pitt family by marriage; William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham had married his father's sister Hester, and thus the younger Grenville was the first cousin of William Pitt the Younger.

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- Category British Politician