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Henry Addington

  • Birth 30 May 1757 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Death 15 Feb 1844 Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
  • Burial Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 10186

British Prime Minister. Graduating with a master’s degree from Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1780, he studied law and became MP for Devizes in Wiltshire, in 1784. Entering politics, he was elected as Speaker of the House of Commons in 1789 and became Prime Minister, serving (1801-04). During his term, the Peace of Amiens was signed with France and parliament overhauled the whole tax system. Declining a second term, he was elevated to the House of Lords as the 1st Viscount Sidmouth in 1805. He accepted the post of Lord President of the Council in and then became Liverpool's Home Cabinet Secretary. He resigned from public service in 1832 and lived in retirement until his death from influenza at age 86.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10186
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Addington (30 May 1757–15 Feb 1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10186, citing St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .