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Lamb, William, second Viscount Melbourne (1779–1848), prime minister

Peter Mandler

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15920

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Lamb, William, second Viscount Melbourne (1779–1848), prime minister, was born in London on 15 March 1779 at Melbourne House, Piccadilly (later divided into the apartments known as the Albany), in law the second child of Peniston Lamb (1745–1828), a substantial landowner in ...

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Subjects: UK Politics

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