William Ewart Gladstone

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The Right Honourable
William Ewart Gladstone
FRS FSS
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
15 August 1892 – 2 March 1894
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by The Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded by The Earl of Rosebery
In office
1 February – 20 July 1886
Preceded by The Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded by The Marquess of Salisbury
In office
23 April 1880 – 9 June 1885
Preceded by Benjamin Disraeli
Succeeded by The Marquess of Salisbury
In office
3 December 1868 – 17 February 1874
Preceded by Benjamin Disraeli
Succeeded by Benjamin Disraeli
Leader of the Opposition
In office
20 July 1886 – 11 August 1892
Preceded by The Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded by The Marquess of Salisbury
In office
9 June 1885 – 28 January 1886
Preceded by The Earl of Beaconsfield
Succeeded by The Marquess of Salisbury
In office
17 February 1874 – 17 January 1875
Preceded by Benjamin Disraeli
Succeeded by Lord Hartington
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
28 April 1880 – 16 December 1882
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Stafford Northcote
Succeeded by Hugh Childers
In office
11 August 1873 – 17 February 1874
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Robert Lowe
Succeeded by Stafford Northcote
In office
18 June 1859 – 26 June 1866
Prime Minister The Viscount Palmerston
The Earl Russell
Preceded by Benjamin Disraeli
Succeeded by Benjamin Disraeli
In office
28 December 1852 – 28 February 1855
Prime Minister The Earl of Aberdeen
The Viscount Palmerston
Preceded by Benjamin Disraeli
Succeeded by George Cornewall Lewis
Personal details
Born 29 December 1809(1809-12-29)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died 19 May 1898(1898-05-19) (aged 88)
Hawarden Castle, Flintshire, Wales
Political party Conservative, Peelite and Liberal
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford
Religion Church of England (High church)
Signature Cursive signature in ink

William Ewart Gladstone (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a prime minister of the United Kingdom. He was also leader of the Liberal Party of the UK. His career lasted more than 60 years. He served as Liberal Prime Minister four times. This was more than any other person (1868-1874, 1880-1885, February-July 1886 and 1892-1894). Gladstone was 84 years old when he resigned for the last time. This made him Britain's oldest Prime Minister. He also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times (1853-1855, 1859-1866, 1873-1874, and 1880-1882).

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