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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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Pitt, William, first earl of Chatham [known as Pitt the elder] (1708–1778), prime minister, was born on 15 November 1708 at Golden Square, Westminster, the fourth child and second son of Robert Pitt (1680?–1727), politician, of Boconnoc, Cornwall, and his wife, Harriet Villiers (...

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Subjects: UK Politics

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