William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne

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The Earl of Shelburne
Prime Minister of Great Britain
In office
4 July 1782 – 2 April 1783
Preceded byThe Marquess of Rockingham
Succeeded byThe Duke of Portland
Personal details
Born(1737-05-02)2 May 1737
Dublin, Ireland
Died7 May 1805(1805-05-07) (aged 68)
Berkeley Square, London
Political partyWhig

William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, KG, PC (2 May 1737–7 May 1805) was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was born William FitzMaurice in Dublin in Ireland. Petty was known historically as The Earl of Shelburne.

Titles from birth to death[change | change source]

  • Mr William FitzMaurice (1737-1751)
  • Mr William Petty (1751)
  • The Hon William Petty (1751-1753)
  • Viscount FitzMaurice (1753-1760)
  • Viscount FitzMaurice, MP (1760-1761)
  • The Rt Hon The Earl of Shelburne (1761-1763)
  • The Rt Hon The Earl of Shelburne, PC (1763-1782)
  • The Rt Hon The Earl of Shelburne, KG, PC (1782-1784)
  • The Most Hon The Marquess of Lansdowne, KG, PC (1784-1805)