Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

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The Most Hon. The Marquess of Rockingham
Prime Minister of Great Britain
In office
13 July 1765 – 30 July 1766
27 March 1782–1 July 1782
Preceded by George Grenville
Lord North
Succeeded by The Earl of Chatham
The Earl of Shelburne
Personal details
Born 13 May 1730(1730-05-13)
South Yorkshire
Died 1 July 1782(1782-07-01) (aged 52)
Wimbledon, London
Political party Whig

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, KG, PC (13 May 1730-1 July 1782) was a British Whig statesman. He is most notable for his two terms as Prime Minister of Great Britain. He served in two high offices during his lifetime (Prime Minister and Leader of the House of Lords).

Titles from birth to death[change | change source]

  • The Hon. Charles Watson-Wentworth (1730-1733)
  • Viscount Higham (1733-1746)
  • Earl of Malton (1746-1750)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Earl Malton (1750-1750)
  • The Most Hon. The Marquess of Rockingham (1750-1761)
  • The Most Hon. The Marquess of Rockingham, KG (1761-1765)
  • The Most Hon. The Marquess of Rockingham, KG, PC (1765-1782)