Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

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The Earl of Derby
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
23 February 1852 – 19 December 1852
20 February 1858–12 June 1859
28 June 1866–27 February 1868
Preceded by The Lord John Russell
The Viscount Palmerston
The Earl Russell
Succeeded by The Earl of Aberdeen
The Viscount Palmerston
Benjamin Disraeli
Personal details
Born 29 March 1799(1799-03-29)
Knowsley Park, Lancashire, England
Died 23 October 1869(1869-10-23) (aged 70)
Knowsley Hall, Lancashire, England
Political party Conservative

Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, KG, PC (29 March 1799–23 October 1869) was an English statesman. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom three times. To date, Derby was the longest serving leader of the Conservative Party. Derby is one of only four British Prime Ministers to have been in office three or more times. However each time he was only in office for less than two years. Derby was Prime Minister for a total of just over four years, less than many other Prime Ministers.