John “Third Earl of Bute” Stuart

John “Third Earl of Bute” Stuart

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Death 10 Mar 1792 (aged 78)
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Rothesay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Memorial ID 10147 · View Source
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British Prime Minister. John Stuart was born on May 25, 1713, at Parliament Square, London the eldest son of the second Earl Bute. He was educated at Eton and the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he was awarded a Degree in civil and public law. In 1747 Bute was introduced to Frederick, Prince of Wales which saw the start of a friendship with the Princethat laid the foundations of Bute's future personal and political career. In 1751 the Prince of Wales died and the dowager Princess Augusta began to rely heavily on the advice of Bute. In 1755 Bute was appointed tutor to Prince George, the future George III. In 1756, Bute was appointed Groom of the Stole in Prince George's household. On the accession of George III in 1760, Bute became a Privy Counselor and the following year he was made Secretary of State for the Northern Department. In May 1762 he became Prime Minister. On 8 April 1763, Bute resigned as PM, having only served 317 days on the grounds that he had always said he would stay in office until peace was achieved, but in reality he had not had the support of his colleagues; he was extremely unpopular with the public and was greatly disliked in parliament. In 1780, he retired from parliament at the age of 67. His lordship died at his house in South Audley Street, London, March 10, 1792, in his 79th year.

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