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William Pitt the Elder

AKA William Pitt

Born: 15-Nov-1708
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 11-May-1778
Location of death: Hayes Place, Bromley, Kent
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Westminster Abbey, London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State, Politician
Party Affiliation: Whig

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Seven Years War

Military service: King's Regiment of Horse

Key player in the British victory in the Seven Years War (1756-63), and close college friend of novelist Henry Fielding. He was Viscount Pitt of Burton-Pynsent and Earl of Chatham, and the namesake of the American city of Pittsburgh, and father of William Pitt the Younger.

Father: Robert Pitt (Member of Parliament, d. 20-May-1727)
Mother: Harriet Villiers Pitt (d. 21-Oct-1736)
Wife: Hester Grenville Pitt (b. 8-Nov-1720, m. 16-Oct-1754, d. 3-Apr-1803)
Daughter: Harriet Pitt Eliot (d. 24-Sep-1786)
Daughter: Hester Pitt Stanhope (b. 19-Oct-1755, d. 20-Jul-1780)
Son: John Pitt (2nd Earl of Chatham, b. 9-Oct-1756, d. 24-Sep-1835)
Son: William Pitt the Younger (UK Prime Minister, b. 18-May-1759, d. 23-Jan-1806)

    High School: Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England (1726)
    University: Trinity College, Cambridge University (attended 1726-27)
    University: University of Utrecht (attended 1728-29)

    UK Prime Minister (30-Jul-1766 to 14-Oct-1768)
    Lord Privy Seal (21-Mar-1768 to 14-Oct-1768)
    Lord Privy Seal (30-Jul-1766 to Feb-1768)
    UK Paymaster-General (6-May-1746 to 20-Nov-1755)
    UK Minister Secretary of State for the Southern Department:(1757-61)
    UK Minister Secretary of State for the Southern Department:(1756-57)
    UK Leader of the House of Commons (1756-61)
    UK Member of Parliament for Old Sarum (1735-47)
    UK Member of Parliament for Seaford (1747-54)
    UK Member of Parliament for Aldborough (1754-56)
    UK Member of Parliament for Okehampton (1756-57)
    UK Member of Parliament for Bath (1757-66)
    Royal Society 1743
    Risk Factors: Gout, Bipolar Disorder


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