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.
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.
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 ...
09/09/2021 · 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
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 ...
- George Grenville
- Wotton House, Buckinghamshire, UK
- October 25, 1759
- January 12, 1834 (74)
- Background and Education
- Political Career
- Dropmore House
- Personal Life
- The Ministry of All The Talents, February 1806 – March 1807
William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville was born 25 October 1759 in Wotton House, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom to George Grenville (1712-1770) and Elizabeth Wyndham (bef1731-1769) and died 12 January 1834 Dropmore Park, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Anne Pitt (1772-1864)1792 . William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville PC, PC (Ire) (25 October 1759 – 12 January 1834) was a British Whig statesman. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1806 to 1807 as head of the Ministry of All the Talents.
Grenville was the son of Whig Prime Minister George Grenville and Elizabeth, daughter of Tory statesman Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet. George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham and Thomas Grenville were his elder brothers. He was educated at Eton, Christ Church, Oxford, and Lincoln's Inn.
Grenville entered the House of Commons in 1782. He soon became a close ally of the Prime Minister, his cousin William Pitt the Younger, and served in the government as Paymaster of the Forces from 1784 to 1789. In 1789 he served briefly as Speaker of the House of Commons before he entered the cabinet as Home Secretary. He became Leader of the House of Lords when he was raised to the peerage the next year as Baron Grenville, of Wotton under Bernewood in the County of Buckingham. The next year, in 1791, he succeeded the Duke of Leeds as Foreign Secretary. Grenville's decade as Foreign Secretary was a dramatic one, seeing the Wars of the French Revolution. During the war, Grenville was the leader of the party that focused on the fighting on the continent as the key to victory, opposing the faction of Henry Dundaswhich favoured war at sea and in the colonies. Grenville left office with Pitt in 1801 over the issue of Catholic Emancipation. In his years out of office, Grenville became clo...
Dropmore House was built in the 1790s for Lord Grenville. The architects were Samuel Wyatt and Charles Tatham. Grenville knew the spot from rambles during his time at Eton College, and prized its distant views of his old school and of Windsor Castle. On his first day in occupation, he planted two cedar trees. At least another 2,500 trees were planted. By the time Grenville died, his pinetum contained the biggest collection of coniferspecies in Britain. Part of the post-millennium restoration is to use what survives as the basis for a collection of some 200 species.
Lord Grenville married the Honourable Anne, daughter of Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford, in 1792. The marriage was childless. He died in January 1834, aged 74, when the barony became extinct. Lady Grenville died in June 1863.Lord Grenville - First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of LordsCharles James Fox - Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of CommonsThe Lord Erskine - Lord ChancellorThe Earl Fitzwilliam - Lord President of the Council