William Pitt the Younger

British politician (1759-1806)

William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1782–1783, 1783–1801 and 1804–1806. He was Prime Minister from 1783 to 1801, and again from 1804 until his death. He is known as "William Pitt the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, William Pitt the Elder, who also served as Prime Minister of Great Britain.


William Pitt
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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom[a]
In office
10 May 1804 – 23 January 1806
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byHenry Addington
Succeeded byThe Lord Grenville
In office
1 January 1801 – 14 March 1801
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byHimself (as Prime Minister of Great Britain)
Succeeded byHenry Addington
Prime Minister of Great Britain
In office
19 December 1783 – 1 January 1801
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byThe Duke of Portland
Succeeded byHimself (as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
10 May 1804 – 23 January 1806
Preceded byHenry Addington
Succeeded byLord Henry Petty
In office
19 December 1783 – 1 January 1801
Preceded byLord John Cavendish
Succeeded byHenry Addington
In office
10 July 1782 – 31 March 1783
Preceded byLord John Cavendish
Succeeded byLord John Cavendish
Personal details
Born(1759-05-28)28 May 1759
Hayes, Kent, England
Died23 January 1806(1806-01-23) (aged 46)
Putney, Surrey, England
Resting placeWestminster Abbey
NationalityBritish
Political partyTory
ParentsWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
Hester Grenville
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
SignatureCursive signature in ink

He became the youngest Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1783 at the age of 24 and the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in January 1801.

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  1. Acts of Union 1800

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