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  William Pitt the Younger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pitt, although often referred to as a Tory, always considered himself to be an "independent Whig" and was generally opposed to the development of a strict partisan political system.
William Pitt the Younger, the son of William Pitt the Elder (afterwards Earl of Chatham) and the Lady Hester Pitt, was born in Hayes, Kent.
Pitt the Younger was the second son and fourth child out of five; his elder brother, John Pitt, also had a political career.
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers
Son of William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham, this William Pitt is the youngest prime minister on record, winning the post at the tender age of 24 in 1783.
Pitt was precocious, entering Cambridge at 14 and Parliament at 22.
The news of Napoleon's victory at Austerlitz in 1806 is said to have caused Pitt's death.
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 Pitt, the Younger
Pitt made a successful maiden speech and, in March 1782, when it was clear that a new ministry would soon be formed, announced with astonishing self-confidence that he had no intention of accepting a subordinate position.
Pitt clearly did not take the premiership as the King's tool, for his first step was to try, on his own terms, to include Fox and his friends in the new ministry.
Pitt honestly believed that there was a case against Hastings and, determined that the British name should be freed from the suspicion of injustice or oppression in the government of Asian peoples, supported the demand for an inquiry.
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 William Pitt the Younger: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William Pitt the Younger, the son of William Pitt the Elder (afterwards Earl of Chatham) and the Lady Hester Pitt, was born in Hayes, Kent (Kent: A county in southeastern England on the English Channel; the first to be colonized by the Romans).
Pitt the Younger's father was an important British statesman, as was his maternal uncle, George Grenville (George Grenville: george grenville (october 14, 1712-november 13, 1770) was a british...
In 1792, George III appointed Pitt to the honorary post of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports: the lord warden of the cinque ports is a ceremonial official in the united kingdom....
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 Details of Portrait of William Pitt the Younger, 1759-1806 by After John Hoppner, RA
William Pitt the Younger was born on 28 May 1759 at Hayes near Bromley in Kent: that year was also the Anno Mirabilis of the Seven Years' War being conducted by his father, Pitt the Elder.
The younger Pitt's mother was the sister of George Grenville and Earl Temple; the boy was always the favourite son of Pitt the Elder.
Pitt was appointed Chancellor of Exchequer at the age of twenty-four by Shelburne in July 1783.
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 Articles - William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He was the younger son of Robert Pitt of Boconnoc, Cornwall, and grandson of Thomas Pitt (1653–1726), governor of Madras, who was known as "Diamond" Pitt, from the fact of his having sold a diamond of extraordinary size to the Regent Orléans for around £135,000.
William Pitt was educated at Eton, and, in January 1727, was entered as a gentleman commoner at Trinity College, Oxford.
Pitt, the first real Imperialist in modern English history, was the directing mind in the expansion of his country, and with him the beginning of empire is rightly associated.
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 Archontology.org: History of PITT, William (the Younger): presidents, kings, prime ministers, biography, database
William Pitt was the second son of the Earl of Chatham and the nephew of George Grenville by his mother.
Pitt was returned for the Cambridge University, the seat which he continued to represent for the rest of his life.
Pitt was not so successful as a war leader, as his idea of a grand alliance against France was destroyed by the disintegration of the alliance.
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 MSN Encarta - William Pitt
William Pitt (1759-1806), prime minister of Great Britain (1783-1801 and 1804-1806), who restored British confidence and prosperity after the American Revolution and was a resolute leader of the nation in war against revolutionary France.
Born in Hayes in Kent on May 28, 1759, Pitt, known as the Younger, was the second son of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham.
Pitt became chancellor of the Exchequer under Shelburne and was occupied with proposals for parliamentary and administrative reform.
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 William Pitt
His father, William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, was the former M.P. for Old Sarum and one of the most important politicians of the period.
Pitt argued that parliamentary reform was necessary for the preservation of liberty.
Pitt now had a majority in the House of Commons and was able to persuade parliament to pass a series of measures including the India Act that established dual control of the East India Company.
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 William Pitt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–1778), Prime Minister of Great Britain 1766-1768; often known as William Pitt the Elder
William Pitt, Comptroller of the Household to King James I of England.
William Pitt (architect) (1855-1918), Australian 19th century architect
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 Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos: William Pitt"The Younger"
Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos: William Pitt"The Younger"
Pitt's reputation as a reformer was further weakened by his refusal in 1788-91 to agree repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts to allow Dissenters to hold public office.
William Pitt the Younger died at the age of 46 on 23 January 1806.
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 Pitt, William *The Younger*
William Pitt was born at Hayes near Bromley, Kent on 28.
Pitt's health began to deteriorate and newspapers began reporting that the prime minister had suffered a mental breakdown and was insane.
Pitt was devastated by the news of Napoleon's victory and soon after was taken seriously ill. William Pitt died on 16.
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 ipedia.com: William Pitt the Younger Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William Pitt the Younger (May 28, 1759 - January 23, 1806) was a British politician and Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1783 to 1801 and of the United Kingdom from 1804 until his death in 1806.
Pitt was not concerned: his government, through the tools of royal patronage and electoral fraud, was returned to the House with a reasonable number of supporters and Pitt was elected MP for the University of Cambridge.
Pitt's new government was shaky in the House and under unrelenting pressure from the activities of Napoleon.
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 William Pitt : Younger : British Prime Minister : Napoleonic Wars : Britain :   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The man who led the Britain politically during the French Revolution and much of the Napoleonic Wars, William Pitt was an extremely talented man who aroused both semi-adoration and hatred in large amounts.
Younger Pitt made a spectacular entry into politics at 21 and was Prime Minister by the age of 25.
He was blamed by Napoleon Bonaparte for the unceasing nature of the wars and the French leader labelled him a "genius of evil" and thought of him as his most dangerous opponent.
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 William Pitt
The son of Pitt the Elder, the Earl of Chatham, William Pitt was almost born to be prime minister.
Pitt stood unsuccessfully for the parliamentary seat of Cambridge University in 1780, but the next year was returned as MP for Appleby in Cumbria at the age of 21.
William Bentinck, Duke of Portland 1783 and 1807-9 Tory
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 William Pitt the Younger
W. Rayment / -- Pitt the Younger was born the son of a famous Parliamentary figure (1759).
Pitt was a gifted speaker and debater who could weave strong arguments to buttress his points in mere moments and deliver them with a verve and sparkle that no figure of the time could equal.
Pitt's ideas were far seeing, but he was often confronted with recalcitrant forces that prevented them from being implemented, including the emancipation of Catholics, especially those in Ireland, a program, which if implemented at the time might have prevented many conflicts in the future.
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 William Pitt (The Younger)
Pitt then became influenced by Charles James Fox the Leader of the Whig Party and he joined in the move to establish peace in the American Colonies and described it as an unjust war.
Fox took the fact that Pitt accepted the post as an act of betrayal and the two became bitter enemies for the rest of their lives.
Pitt was taken aback by the news and the onset of a serious illness came as a consequence.
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 William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William Pitt was the second son of William Pitt, 1st earl of Chatham, a famous statesman of the mid-18th century, whose energy contributed much to Britain's successful prosecution of the Seven Years' War (1756–63) with France.
In September 1780, because of his youth, he failed to secure election to Parliament for Cambridge University but four months later was provided with a seat for Appleby in Westmorland, on condition that he should resign it should his views and those of his patron diverge.
And, finally, Pitt had to deal with a sovereign of narrow intellect and with intense and irrational prejudices—though, indeed, these were shared by a great many of George III's subjects.
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 Knitting Circle William Pitt the Younger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1784 Richard Brinsley Sheridan caused uproar in the House of Commons by referring to Pitt as the King's minion and comparing him with James I's Duke of Buckingham.
The jibe was taken up by Macauley who wrote that Pitt's influence over George III equalled that of Robert Carr and Buckingham over James I. Scurrilous verses and lampoons appeared drawing attention to Pitt's relationship with Tom Steele, a young man with whom he spent a number of holidays in Brighton.
Pitt's preference for exclusively male company was well known and was the subject of much gossip.
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 BBC - History - William Pitt (the Younger) (1759 - 1806)
William Pitt was the second son of the Earl of Chatham, himself a famous statesman.
Pitt's success in the election was assured: no government ever lost.
Pitt had long felt that union of the two countries was the only solution; now it was urgent.
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 pitt william   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William Pitt, … William Pitt was born at Hayes near Bromley, Kent on 28th May 1759.
Pitt, William, 1759-1806, British statesman; 2d son of William Pitt, 1st earl of Chatham.
Pitt, William, The Younger British prime minister (1783–1801, 1804–06) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.
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 The Social Affairs Unit - Web Review: A Youth of Destiny: William Hague on William Pitt the Younger
William Pitt the Younger is riding high in the popularity stakes.
Pitt the Younger is an easy winner in the eighteenth-century stakes, surpassing his father's two biographies in the 1990s and beating all the royals.
He argues that Pitt pursued his sense of self-sacrifice, seeing it as a necessary support for his ability to run the country, and that, in being the first head of the Treasury directly to coordinate the conduct of a war, Pitt was accelerating the development of the office of Prime Minister.
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 William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806)
Pitt took to his bed on 16 January and was visited by his tutor - now Bishop - Pretyman, to whom he dictated his will.
Pitt had an image of austerity and appeared to have manners that were cold and repellent.
Pitt had few intimate friends but he did enjoy company; he spent a great deal of his spare time with younger MPs.
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 Amazon.co.uk: William Pitt the Younger: A Biography: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He discusses Pitt's political career- his squabbles with his Lord Chancellor Thurloe and his iconic struggle with Napoleon as well as discussing the little that there was of Pitt's private life the Eden affair and his longstanding friendships with men like Dundas and Wilberforce.
The second son of the Earl of Chatman (Pitt the Elder) was a child prodigy.
As Pitt steered Britain from crisis to crisis he turned increasingly to repressive measures (squashing free speech, toughening sedition laws and limiting the right to free assembly) to ensure Britain's security from perceived external threats to its security.
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 Boy Premier
William Pitt, father and son, were no LBJ or Lord North.
Pitt the Elder (later the Earl of Chatham) guided Britain to victory over France, Austria, Russia, Saxony, and Sweden in the Seven Years' war (1756-1763).
His son, Pitt the Younger, was not so fortunate, dying in 1806, nine years before Napoleon was finally vanquished.
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