William Ewart Gladstone

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William Ewart Gladstone

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
15 August 1892 – 2 March 1894
MonarchVictoria
Preceded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded byThe Earl of Rosebery
In office
1 February – 20 July 1886
Preceded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
In office
23 April 1880 – 9 June 1885
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
In office
3 December 1868 – 17 February 1874
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byBenjamin Disraeli
Leader of the Opposition
In office
20 July 1886 – 11 August 1892
Preceded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
In office
9 June 1885 – 28 January 1886
Preceded byThe Earl of Beaconsfield
Succeeded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
In office
17 February 1874 – 17 January 1875
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byLord Hartington
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
28 April 1880 – 16 December 1882
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byStafford Northcote
Succeeded byHugh Childers
In office
11 August 1873 – 17 February 1874
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byRobert Lowe
Succeeded byStafford Northcote
In office
18 June 1859 – 26 June 1866
Prime MinisterThe Viscount Palmerston
The Earl Russell
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byBob Disraeli
In office
28 December 1852 – 28 February 1855
Prime MinisterThe Earl of Aberdeen
The Viscount Palmerston
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byGeorge Cornewall Lewis
Personal details
Born(1809-12-29)29 December 1809
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died19 May 1898(1898-05-19) (aged 88)
Hawarden Castle, Flintshire, Wales
Political partyConservative, Peelite and Liberal
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
SignatureCursive 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 ever Prime Minister. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times (1853-1855, 1859-1866, 1873-1874, and 1880-1882).

Gladstone was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.

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