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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 British statesman, the youngest and last prime minister of Great Britain (before the Acts of Union 1800) and then 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. 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 2,928,420 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 65 in 2019). William Pitt the Younger is the 2,943rd most popular politician (up from 3,007th in 2019), the 663rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 701st in 2019) and the 121st 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 2,943 out of 15,577Before him are Thaksin Shinawatra, Syphax, Mahmud I of Great Seljuq, Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Wolfgang Schäuble, and Ashraf Ghani. After him are Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Amalaric, Francis, Count of Vendôme, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Paul Kruger, and Emperor Go-Yōzei.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1759, William Pitt the Younger ranks 9Before him are Joseph Fouché, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria Feodorovna, Robert Burns, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, and William Wilberforce. After him are Clotilde of France, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Friedrich August Wolf, and Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Among people deceased in 1806, William Pitt the Younger ranks 12Before him are William V, Prince of Orange, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Carlo Gozzi, Michael Haydn, and Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick. After him are Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Mungo Park, Nicolas Leblanc, and Johann Christoph Adelung.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Pitt the Younger ranks 663 out of 7,765Before him are William Jones (1746), Jane Hawking (1944), Nigel Farage (1964), Bernard Lewis (1916), Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864), and E. H. Carr (1892). After him are Arthur Harden (1865), Philip Pullman (1946), Oliver Heaviside (1850), Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473), Robert Carlyle (1961), and John Gurdon (1933).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Pitt the Younger ranks 121Before him are Robert Peel (1788), Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1484), Philippa of England (1394), Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868), Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428), and Nigel Farage (1964). After him are Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Macbeth, King of Scotland (1005), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), Clementine Churchill (1885), and Richard of Cornwall (1209).