Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

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The Earl of Liverpool
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
8 June 1812 – 9 April 1827
Preceded by Spencer Perceval
Succeeded by George Canning
Personal details
Born 7 June 1770(1770-06-07)
United Kingdom London
Died 4 December 1828(1828-12-04) (aged 58)
United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Political party Tory

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (7 June 1770–4 December 1828) was an English politician and the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Robert Walpole held office for longer, but only as Prime Minister of Great Breat Britain) During his time as Prime Minister from 1812 to 1827, Liverpool became known for the harsh rules he put in place to restore order, but he also led the country through the bad period that followed the Napoleonic Wars.[1] Important events during his time as Prime Minister included the Congress of Vienna, the Corn Laws, Catholic emancipation and the Peterloo Massacre.

Titles[change | change source]

  • Robert Jenkinson (1770 - c. 1786)
  • Baron Hawkesbury (c. 1786 - 1796)
  • Lord Hawkesbury (1796 - 1808)
  • 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1808 - 1828)

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