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Pitt, William [known as Pitt the younger]locked

  • J. P. W. Ehrman
  •  and Anthony Smith


Pitt, William [known as Pitt the younger] (1759–1806), prime minister, the fourth child and second son of William Pitt, later first earl of Chatham (1708–1778), prime minister, and his wife, Hester (1720–1803), the daughter of Richard Grenville and Hester, Countess Temple, was born at the family home, ...

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