William Pitt the Younger

1759 - 1806

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William Pitt (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British statesman, the youngest and last prime minister of Great Britain from 1783 until the Acts of Union 1800, and then first prime minister of the United Kingdom from January 1801. He left office in March 1801, but served as prime minister again from 1804 until his death in 1806. He was also Chancellor of the Exchequer for all of his time as prime minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Pitt the Younger has received more than 3,551,756 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). William Pitt the Younger is the 2,092nd most popular politician (up from 2,897th in 2019), the 443rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 663rd in 2019) and the 76th most popular British Politician.

William Pitt the Younger was a British politician and the youngest Prime Minister in British history. He is most famous for his work as Prime Minister during the French Revolutionary Wars, when he led Britain to victory in the Napoleonic Wars.

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Among politicians, William Pitt the Younger ranks 2,092 out of 19,576Before him are Alexander, Jehoram of Israel, Charles, Duke of Vendôme, Evo Morales, Ahmad Shah Qajar, and Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia. After him are Tianqi Emperor, Bảo Đại, Thongloun Sisoulith, Béla I of Hungary, Walter Scheel, and Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria.

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Among people born in 1759, William Pitt the Younger ranks 8Before him are Georges Danton, Joseph Fouché, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria Feodorovna, Robert Burns, and Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia. After him are William Wilberforce, Clotilde of France, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, and Friedrich August Wolf. Among people deceased in 1806, William Pitt the Younger ranks 7Before him are Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Charles-Henri Sanson, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Utamaro, and William V, Prince of Orange. After him are Michael Haydn, Carlo Gozzi, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, and Johann Christoph Adelung.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Pitt the Younger ranks 443 out of 8,785Before him are Richard Attenborough (1923), Ronald Coase (1910), Cary Grant (1904), Marie of Romania (1875), Charles Dance (1946), and Robert Falcon Scott (1868). After him are Joan Clarke (1917), Robert Walpole (1676), David Niven (1910), J. M. Barrie (1860), John Rhys-Davies (1944), and Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Pitt the Younger ranks 76Before him are Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Anne Neville (1456), Tristan (535), John Buchan (1875), and Marie of Romania (1875). After him are Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Princess Muna al-Hussein (1941), Austen Chamberlain (1863), Edward the Martyr (962), Julia Gillard (1961), and Eadred (923).