British Prime Minister, statesman, and politician (1770-1827)
George Canning PC, FRS (11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827) was a British statesman and politician who was Foreign Secretary and, briefly, Prime Minister.
|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
10 April 1827 – 8 August 1827
|Preceded by||The Earl of Liverpool|
|Succeeded by||The Viscount Goderich|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer|
31 January 1823 – 20 April 1827
|Preceded by||Frederick John Robinson|
|Succeeded by||Charles Abbott|
|Born||11 April 1770|
|Died||8 August 1827 (aged 57)|
|Spouse(s)||Joan Canning, 1st Viscountess Canning|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
Entry into politicsEdit
Stratford Canning was a Whig and would introduce his nephew in the 1780s to prominent Whigs such as Charles James Fox, Edmund Burke, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan. George Canning's friendship with Sheridan would last for the remainder of Sheridan's life.