Reference Entry

Pitt, William, first earl of Chatham [known as Pitt the elder] (1708-1778), prime minister

Marie Peters

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/22337

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Family and early years, 1708-1735 | Opposition to Walpole, 1735-1742 | War and the path to office, 1742-1746 | Office under the Pelhams, 1746-1755 | Marriage and family | From patriot opposition to Devonshire-Pitt administration, 1755-1757 | Pitt-Newcastle coalition, 1757-1761 | The great war minister? | Politician and parliamentarian | Peace negotiations and resignation | Patriot in opposition, 1761-1766 | The Chatham administration, 1766-1768 | United opposition, 1769-1771 | Last years, 1772-1778 | Death and funeral | A changing reputation | Pitt in historical memory

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