William Pitt the Younger

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The Rt Hon William Pitt
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
19 December 1783 – 14 March 1801
10 May 1804 – 23 January 1806
Preceded by The Duke of Portland
Henry Addington
Succeeded by Henry Addington
The Lord Grenville
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
July 10, 1782 – 31 March 1783
19 December 1783 – 14 March 1801
10 May 1804 – 23 January 1806
Preceded by Lord John Cavendish
Lord John Cavendish
Henry Addington
Succeeded by Lord John Cavendish
Henry Addington
Lord Henry Petty
Personal details
Born 28 May 1759(1759-05-28)
Hayes, Kent, England
Died 23 January 1806(1806-01-23) (aged 46)
London, England
Political party Independent Whig

William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1782-1783, 1783-1801 and 1804-1806. He was Prime Minister from 1783 to 1801, and again from 1804 until his death. He is known as "William Pitt the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, William Pitt the Elder, who also served as Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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