Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

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The Earl of Rosebery
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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
5 March 1894 – 22 June 1895
Preceded by William Ewart Gladstone
Succeeded by The Marquess of Salisbury
Personal details
Born (1847-05-07)7 May 1847
Berkeley Square, London
Died 21 May 1929(1929-05-21) (aged 82)
Epsom, Surrey
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Hannah de Rothschild

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, KG, PC (7 May 1847–21 May 1929) was a British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister.

As a Scottish peer he did not automatically have a seat in the House of Lords, so he was made Baron Rosebery in 1868, and the Earl of Midlothian in 1911.

In 1884 Lord Rosebery visited Australia. There in Adelaide he noticed that the country was developing more independently. From there he got the idea of free nations bringing up an association called the "Commonwealth of Nations".[1]


  1. "History – Though the modern Commonwealth is just 60 years old, the idea took root in the 19th century". thecommonwealth.org. Commonwealth Secretariat. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2011.