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  1. Charles Townshend (28 August 1725 – 4 September 1767) was a British politician who held various titles in the Parliament of Great Britain. His establishment of the controversial Townshend Acts is considered one of the key causes of the American Revolution .

  2. Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, KG PC FRS (/ ˈ t aʊ n z ən d /; 18 April 1674 – 21 June 1738) was an English Whig statesman. He served for a decade as Secretary of State for the Northern Department , 1714–1717, 1721–1730.

  3. Belgian-American journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave (1926–2015) was Sir Charles Townshend's grandson. [3] [80] His niece, Tiria Vere Ferrers Townshend (daughter of his brother Ernest Edwin Townshend), then aged 17, was a survivor of the 29 May 1914 sinking of the ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland in the Saint Lawrence River which took the lives of 1,012 passengers and crew.

  4. Charles Townshend, (born August 27, 1725—died September 4, 1767, London, England), British chancellor of the Exchequer whose measures for the taxation of the British American colonies intensified the hostilities that eventually led to the American Revolution. The second son of the 3rd Viscount Townshend, he was educated at Cambridge and Leyden. In 1747 he was elected to Parliament. As a ...

  5. Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, KG, PC (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805), styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as the Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army general and official.

  6. 20/10/2022 · Townshend Acts, (June 15–July 2, 1767), in colonial U.S. history, series of four acts passed by the British Parliament in an attempt to assert what it considered to be its historic right to exert authority over the colonies through suspension of a recalcitrant representative assembly and through strict provisions for the collection of revenue duties. The British American colonists named the ...

  7. Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey KG PC (13 March 1764 – 17 July 1845), known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807, was a British Whig politician who ...