Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1764-1845)

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764 – 17 July 1845) was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. Earl Grey tea, a type of tea with a bergamot orange flavour is named after him.[1] He was the son of Major General Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey.

The Earl Grey
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
22 November 1830 – 16 July 1834
Preceded byThe Duke of Wellington
Succeeded byThe Viscount Melbourne
Personal details
Born13 March 1764
Fallodon, Northumberland, England
Died17 July 1845
Political partyWhig


  • Charles Grey (1764 - 1806)
  • Viscount Howick (1806 - 1807)
  • 2nd Earl Grey (1807 - 1845)


  1. Chow, Kit Boey; Kramer, Ione (1990). All the Tea in China. China Books. pp. 180-181. ISBN 978-0-8351-2194-1.