William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
The Earl of Chatham
|Prime Minister of Great Britain|
30 July 1766 – 14 October 1768
|Preceded by||The Marquess of Rockingham|
|Succeeded by||The Duke of Grafton|
|Born||15 November 1708|
Westminster, London, England
|Died||11 May 1778 (aged 69)|
Hayes, Kent, England
In 1758, during the Seven Years' War, he came up with the strategy of blocking the St. Lawrence River so the French troops in Quebec and Montreal could not get more supplies. This weakened the French side, and helped to win the war.
His son, William Pitt the Younger, was also a prime minister.
- Black, Jeremy. Pitt the Elder. Cambridge University Press, 1992.