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William Pitt the Younger

1759 - 1806

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William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a prominent British Tory statesman of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He became the youngest prime minister of Great Britain in 1783 at the age of 24 and the first prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland as of January 1801. He left office in March 1801, but served as prime minister again from 1804 until his death in 1806. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Pitt the Younger has received more than 2,100,461 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). William Pitt the Younger is the 3,012th most popular politician (down from 2,822nd in 2019), the 702nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 635th in 2019) and the 124th 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

Among politicians, William Pitt the Younger ranks 3,012 out of 15,710. Before him are Joko Widodo, Francis, Count of Vendôme, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Nectanebo II, Omri, and Carin Göring. After him are Hystaspes, Cleopatra Eurydice of Macedon, Wolfgang Schäuble, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, and Marduk-apla-iddina II.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1759, William Pitt the Younger ranks 9Before him are Mary Wollstonecraft, Joseph Fouché, Robert Burns, Maria Feodorovna, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, and William Wilberforce. After him are Clotilde of France, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Friedrich August Wolf, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, and Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Among people deceased in 1806, William Pitt the Younger ranks 14Before him are Michael Haydn, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, and Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick. After him are Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Nicolas Leblanc, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Johann Christoph Adelung, Michel Adanson, and Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Pitt the Younger ranks 702 out of 6,924. Before him are John Macleod (1876), Eric Burdon (1941), Ronald Fisher (1890), Judith of Flanders (844), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), and Jessica Tandy (1909). After him are Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), John Surtees (1934), Charles Vane (1680), H. L. A. Hart (1907), Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), and John of Salisbury (1110).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Pitt the Younger ranks 124Before him are John Balliol (1249), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Nigel Farage (1964), Joan Clarke (1917), Robert III of Scotland (1330), and Macbeth, King of Scotland (1005). After him are Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), Edward Heath (1916), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), and Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868).