Familia. Grenville fue el quinto hijo de George Grenville y Elizabeth Wyndham. Nacido en una familia de gran influencia política, en la que su padre fue primer ministro y sus cinco tíos paternos fueron miembros del Parlamento Británico y su tía Hester, fue esposa de William Pitt (el Viejo), que fue también primer ministro británico.
William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, PC, PC (Ire), FRS (25 October 1759 – 12 January 1834), styled as Lord Grenville from 1790, was a British Pittite Tory politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1806 to 1807, but was a supporter of the Whigs for the duration of the Napoleonic Wars.
14/10/2015 · William Wyndham Grenville (Whig, 1806-1807) William Wyndham Grenville was born on 24 October 1759 in Buckinghamshire, the youngest son of an earlier Prime Minister, George Grenville, and cousin of a future one, William Pitt. He studied at Eton, Christ Church Oxford and Lincoln’s Inn, but he abandoned plans for a legal career when he was ...
08/01/2022 · William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville, British politician, son of prime minister George Grenville; he was himself head of the coalition “Ministry of all the Talents,” Feb. 11, 1806–March 25, 1807. His greatest achievement was the abolition of the British overseas slave trade by a bill that
British Prime Minister. Born the son of British Prime Minister George Grenville, he graduated from Christ Church College Oxford, in 1780. He entered parliament as an MP in 1782 and was Chief Secretary for Ireland, (1782-83). He was Speaker of the House of Commons, in 1789, served as Foreign Secretary, (1790-91) and was...
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William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville PC, PC (Ire) (25 October 1759 – 12 January 1834) was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. Grenville studied at Eton, Christ Church, Oxford, and Lincoln's Inn. The son of Whig Prime Minister George Grenville and Elizabeth Wyndham, daughter of Tory statesman Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet ...
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- Wotton House, Buckinghamshire, UK
- October 25, 1759
- January 12, 1834 (74)
- Family and Education
- Offices Held
b. 25 Oct. 1759, 3rd s. of George Grenville, and bro. of George and Thomas Grenville. educ. Eton 1770-6; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1776-80; L. Inn. 1780. m. 18 July 1792, Anne, da. of Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford, s.p. cr.Baron Grenville 25 Nov. 1790.
P.C. [I] 15 Sept 1782; chief sec. to ld. lt. [I] Sept. 1782-June 1783; P.C. 31 Dec. 1783; paymaster gen. Jan.-Mar. 1784, jt. paymaster gen. Mar. 1784-Sept. 1789; member of Board of Trade Mar. 1784-Aug. 1789, vice-pres. 1786-9; member of Board of Control Sept. 1784-Mar. 1790, pres. Mar. 1790-June 1793; Speaker of the House of Commons Jan.-June 1789; Home sec. June 1789-June 1791, foreign sec. June 1791-Feb. 1801; auditor of the Exchequer 1794- d.; first ld. of Treasury Feb. 1806-Mar. 1807.
Returned for Buckingham on his brother’s interest, Grenville voted with the Opposition in the crucial divisions before the fall of North. Like his brother George, 3rd Earl Temple, he supported Rockingham’s Administration, and on the formation of Shelburne’s in July 1782 became chief secretary to Temple as lord lieutenant of Ireland. Edward Cooke, private secretary to Grenville’s predecessor, commenting unfavourably on the appointment of so young and inexperienced a man to lead the Irish House of Commons, nevertheless conceded that he seemed ‘sensible and perfectly well-disposed, and ... laborious’.1In November 1782 he was sent to London to discuss Irish policy with the ministers, and during the next few months laboured to obtain a renunciating bill to allay Irish fears of English interference in their judicature. Cabinet divisions and procrastinations exasperated him: on 20 Dec. he wrote to Temple asking permission to remain in London till the bill was presented And on the 24th abou...