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Petty [formerly Fitzmaurice], William, second earl of Shelburne and first marquess of Lansdowne

John Cannon

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/22070

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Petty [formerly Fitzmaurice], William, second earl of Shelburne and first marquess of Lansdowne (1737–1805), prime minister, was born on 2 May 1737 in Dublin, the elder son of John Fitzmaurice (later Petty; 1706–1761), a landowner, and his wife, Mary Fitzmaurice (d...

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Subjects: UK Politics

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