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 William Wyndham Grenville

William Wyndham Grenville

Birth
Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale District, Buckinghamshire, England
Death 12 Jan 1834 (aged 74)
Burnham, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Burial Burnham, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Memorial ID 10187 · View Source
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British Prime Minister. Born the son of British Prime Minister George Grenville, he graduated from Christ Church College Oxford, in 1780. He entered parliament as an MP in 1782 and was Chief Secretary for Ireland, (1782-83). He was Speaker of the House of Commons, in 1789, served as Foreign Secretary, (1790-91) and was Foreign Minister, (1791-1801). With the death of Prime Minister William Pitt, Grenville as a Whig was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, serving (1806-07). Despite the brevity of his time as Prime Minister, he extended the political highlights of the shifting patterns of British political alignments in the later Hanoverian period. He also was responsible for one of the most important legislative measures of the early nineteenth century, the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. After leaving politic he served as Chancellor of the University of Oxford, from 1810, until death from a stroke at age 74.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 28 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10187
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wyndham Grenville (25 Oct 1759–12 Jan 1834), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10187, citing St Peter Churchyard, Burnham, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .