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Pitt, William, first earl of Chatham [known as Pitt the elder]locked

  • Marie Peters


Pitt, William, first earl of Chatham [known as Pitt the elder] (1708–1778), prime minister, was born on 15 November 1708 at Golden Square, Westminster, the fourth child and second son of Robert Pitt (1680?–1727), politician, of Boconnoc, Cornwall, and his wife, Harriet Villiers (...

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