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 1886 – 20 July 1886
Preceded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
In office
23 April 1880 – 9 June 1885
Preceded byThe Earl of Beaconsfield
Succeeded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
In office
3 December 1868 – 17 February 1874
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byBenjamin Disraeli
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
28 April 1880 – 16 December 1882
Prime MinisterHimself
In office
11 August 1873 – 17 February 1874
Prime MinisterHimself
In office
18 June 1859 – 26 June 1866
Prime Minister
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byBenjamin Disraeli
In office
28 December 1852 – 28 February 1855
Prime MinisterThe Earl of Aberdeen
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Personal details
Born(1809-12-29)29 December 1809
Liverpool, England
Died19 May 1898(1898-05-19) (aged 88)
Flintshire, Wales
Political partyLiberal (1859–1898)
Other political
affiliations
Peelite [en] (1846–1859)
EducationEton College
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
SignatureCursive signature in ink

William Ewart Gladstone FRS FSS (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British Victorian politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for the Liberal Party in four terms between 1868 and 1894.[1]

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, 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. UK Parliament. "Mr W.E. Gladstone (Hansard)". Retrieved 9 April 2020.

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