Reference Entry

Gordon, George Hamilton-, fourth earl of Aberdeen (1784-1860), prime minister and scholar

Muriel E. Chamberlain

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Family and early life | Scholar and landlord | Marriage and religion | Representative peer | Vienna embassy and Napoleonic wars | Foreign and colonial secretary, 1828-1835 | Foreign secretary, 1841-1846 | Prime minister | Resignation and death | Reputation and assessment

Reference Entry.  8109 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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