William Ewart Gladstone

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William Ewart Gladstone

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
3 December 1868 – 17 February 1874
MonarchVictoria
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byBenjamin Disraeli
In office
23 April 1880 – 9 June 1885
MonarchVictoria
Preceded byThe Earl of Beaconsfield
Succeeded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
In office
1 February 1886 – 20 July 1886
MonarchVictoria
Preceded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
In office
15 August 1892 – 2 March 1894
MonarchVictoria
Preceded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
Succeeded byThe Earl of Rosebery
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
28 December 1852 – 28 February 1855
Prime MinisterThe Earl of Aberdeen
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byGeorge Cornewall Lewis
In office
18 June 1859 – 26 June 1866
Prime MinisterThe Viscount Palmerston
The Earl Russell
Preceded byBenjamin Disraeli
Succeeded byBenjamin Disraeli
In office
11 August 1873 – 17 February 1874
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byRobert Lowe
Succeeded byStafford Northcote
In office
28 April 1880 – 16 December 1882
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byStafford Northcote
Succeeded byHugh Childers
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
In office
23 December 1845 – 27 June 1846
Prime MinisterRobert Peel
Preceded byThe Earl of Derby
Succeeded byThe Earl of Grey
President of the Board of Trade
In office
15 May 1843 – 5 February 1845
Prime MinisterRobert Peel
Preceded byThe Earl of Ripon
Succeeded byThe Earl of Dalhousie
Member of Parliament
In office
8 January 1833 – 30 January 1846
Preceded byThomas Wilde
Succeeded byJohn Stuart
ConstituencyNewark
In office
26 August 1847 – 7 August 1895
Preceded byThomas Grimston Estcourt
Succeeded byThomas Gibson-Carmichael
ConstituencyOxford University (1847–65)
South Lancashire (1865–68)
Greenwich (1868–80)
Midlothian (1880–95)
Personal details
Born(1809-12-29)29 December 1809
62 Rodney Street, Liverpool, England
Died19 May 1898(1898-05-19) (aged 88)
Hawarden Castle, Wales
Resting placeWestminster Abbey
NationalityBritish
Political party
Spouse(s)
Catherine Glynne (m. 1839)
Children8, including
ParentsSir John Gladstone (father)
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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