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Pitt, William [known as Pitt the younger] (1759-1806), prime minister

J. P. W. Ehrman and Anthony R. Smith

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/22338
Pitt, William [known as Pitt the younger] (1759-1806), prime minister

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University and early career, 1773-1782 | First taste of government, 1782-1783 | The struggle for power, November 1783-April 1784 | India, Ireland, and political set-backs, 1784-1793 | Finance and administration, 1784-1793 | Trade and the slave trade, 1784-1792 | Diplomacy, 1784-1791 | Political character | The regency crisis to the outbreak of the French war, 1788-1793 | Ministerial concerns, 1793-1795 | Dearth and discontent, 1793-1795 | War and strategy, 1793-1795 | Finance and domestic politics, 1796-1798 | Foreign policy and peace talks, 1796-1797 | Revival, 1797-1798 | Ireland: rebellion and union, 1795-1800 | An order under strain: finance, dearth, and unrest, 1798-1801 | The second coalition, 1798-1799 | Strategy and diplomacy, autumn 1799-1800 | Resignation, 3 February 1801 | Health, private life, and finances | Domestic politics in the years out of office, 1801-1804 | The second ministry, 1804-1806 | Legacies

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Subjects: biography ; history

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