Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

British politician (1769–1822)

Castlereagh (born in Dublin; 1769–1822) was a British politician. He became a Viscount when his father was made Earl of Londonderry. He became British Foreign Secretary but killed himself.

The Marquess of Londonderry

Portrait by Thomas Lawrence, c. 1809–1810
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
4 March 1812 – 12 August 1822
Prime Minister
Preceded byThe Marquess Wellesley
Succeeded byGeorge Canning
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
8 June 1812 – 12 August 1822
Prime MinisterThe Earl of Liverpool
Preceded bySpencer Perceval
Succeeded byGeorge Canning
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
In office
25 March 1807 – 1 November 1809
Prime MinisterThe Duke of Portland
Preceded byWilliam Windham
Succeeded byThe Earl of Liverpool
In office
10 July 1805 – 5 February 1806
Prime MinisterWilliam Pitt the Younger
Preceded byThe Earl Camden
Succeeded byWilliam Windham
President of the Board of Control
In office
2 July 1802 – 11 February 1806
Prime Minister
Preceded byThe Earl of Dartmouth
Succeeded byThe Lord Minto
Chief Secretary for Ireland
In office
14 June 1798 – 27 April 1801
Prime MinisterWilliam Pitt the Younger
Lord LieutenantThe Marquess Cornwallis
Preceded byThomas Pelham
Succeeded byCharles Abbot
Personal details
Robert Stewart

(1769-06-18)18 June 1769
Dublin, Ireland
Died12 August 1822(1822-08-12) (aged 53)
Woollet Hall, Kent, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Cause of deathSuicide
Resting placeWestminster Abbey
Citizenship Kingdom of Ireland
 United Kingdom
Political party
Spouse(s)Lady Amelia Hobart
ParentsRobert Stewart, 1st Marquess of Londonderry
Lady Sarah Frances Seymour-Conway
Alma materSt. John's College, Cambridge

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