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 George “The Trimmer” Savile

George “The Trimmer” Savile

Birth
Thornhill, Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England
Death 5 Apr 1695 (aged 61)
England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot North aisle of the Henry VII chapel
Memorial ID 9387 · View Source
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1st Marquess of Halifax. Born the son of Sir William Saville, 3rd Baronet and Anne Coventry in Thornhill, Yorkshire. He was a member of the Convention Parliament that restored Charles II to the throne in 1660. In 1668 he was created Viscount Halifax. As a statesman and political writer he became known as The Trimmer because of his moderating position in fierce party struggles. Admitted to the Privy Council in 1672, he was dismissed from the Council in 1676 due to political infighting, and regained his seat in 1679. The same year was created Marquess of Halifax. In November 1680, he successfully led the fight in the House of Lords against a bill that would have excluded King Charles Roman Catholic brother James from succession to the throne. In October 1682 he became Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal. Upon the accession of James II in February 1685, Halifax was demoted to Lord President of the Council, a post from which he was summarily dismissed in October. He spent the next three years writing political pamphlets. In November 1688 James II requested Halifax's intervention when William of Orange and James' daughter Mary pressed their claim to the English throne. When Halifax failed to reach a compromise between the two men, he threw his lot with William. His efforts during the Convention Parliament of 1689 where regarded as instrumental in the acceptance of William and Mary as joint sovereigns of England. Under William, Halifax was again Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal and Chief Minister of the Crown until political enemies forced him to resign in February 1690. He opposed the establishment of the Bank of England in 1694. After a short illness, he died at the age of 61. He was buried in the Henry VII chapel in Westminster Abbey.

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  • Added: 20 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George “The Trimmer” Savile (11 Nov 1633–5 Apr 1695), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9387, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .