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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

1708 - 1778

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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, (15 November 1708 – 11 May 1778) was a British Whig statesman who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1766 to 1768. Historians call him Chatham or William Pitt the Elder to distinguish him from his son William Pitt the Younger, who was also a prime minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham has received more than 1,405,362 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham is the 7,584th most popular politician (down from 6,538th in 2019), the 1,571st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,422nd in 2019) and the 255th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham ranks 7,584 out of 15,577Before him are Boutros Ghali, William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Dietrich, Count of Oldenburg, Manuel I of Trebizond, Godepert, and Alexander Yakovlev. After him are Maurice Couve de Murville, Paulias Matane, René Duguay-Trouin, Časlav, Alexander of Tralles, and Charles, Duke of Calabria.

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Among people born in 1708, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham ranks 6Before him are Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia, Albrecht von Haller, Pompeo Batoni, and 7th Dalai Lama. After him are Antiochus Kantemir, Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Egidio Duni, Johann Adolf Scheibe, Olof von Dalin, and Georg Dionysius Ehret. Among people deceased in 1778, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham ranks 11Before him are Anna Maria Mozart, Laura Bassi, James Hargreaves, Louis Victor, Prince of Carignano, Thomas Arne, and Étienne-Gabriel Morelly. After him are Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, Duke Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Princess Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg, Charles De Geer, Francesca Cuzzoni, and Pedro Antonio de Cevallos.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham ranks 1,571 out of 7,765Before him are William Auld (1924), William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720), John Muir (1838), David Coulthard (1971), Frances Shand Kydd (1936), and Margaret Douglas (1515). After him are John Barbirolli (1899), Oliver Hart (1948), Maurice Wilkes (1913), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Mary Ann Cotton (1832), and Rafael Merry del Val (1865).

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