Open main menu

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

leading Whig and Liberal politician who served as Prime Minister on two occasions

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC (18 August 1792 – 28 May 1878) was an English Whig and Liberal politician. He served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century.

The Rt Hon The Earl Russell
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell by Lowes Cato Dickinson detail.jpg
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
30 June 1846 – 23 February 1852
29 October 1865 – 28 June 1866
Preceded bySir Robert Peel, Bt
The Viscount Palmerston
Succeeded byThe Earl of Derby
Personal details
Born(1792-08-18)18 August 1792
London, England
Died28 May 1878(1878-05-28) (aged 85)
Political partyWhig and Liberal