Find out more about the greatest 18th Century British Leaders, including George III of the United Kingdom, Benedict Arnold, Thomas Paine, William Wilberforce and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.
Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold
14 January 1741
American Revolutionary War General

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of WellingtonArthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
01 May 1769
Former First Lord of the Treasury of the United

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720
Military Leader

Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson
29 September 1758
Admiral

Thomas PaineThomas Paine
29 January 1737
Founding Father of the United States
William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759
Abolitionist

William Pitt the YoungerWilliam Pitt the Younger
28 May 1759
Youngest Prime Minister of Britain

John WesleyJohn Wesley
17 June 1703
Anglican Cleric and Christian Theologian
Robert PeelRobert Peel
05 February 1788
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738
Former Governor-General of India
Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
British Military Officer

John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
26 May 1650
Military Leader

William Pitt, 1st Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708
The Great Commoner

William BlighWilliam Bligh
09 September 1754
Military Leader

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and AlbanyPrince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
16 August 1763
Duke of York and Albany
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
13 March 1764
Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Samuel ChaseSamuel Chase
17 April 1741
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of

Lord NorthLord North
13 April 1732
 

George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770
Former British Prime Minister
John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725
English journalist

Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794
Chartist Leader
John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and StrathearnPrince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
02 November 1767
Military officer

Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769
 
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount PalmerstonHenry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
20 October 1784
Politician

William Pitt the Elder, Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708
 
Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762
Politician, Lawyer

Prince Adolphus, Duke of CambridgePrince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
24 February 1774
Marshal

John Montagu, 4th earl of SandwichJohn Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich
13 November 1718
Statesman
William Cavendish, 5th Duke of DevonshireWilliam Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
14 December 1748
Politician

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James WolfeJames Wolfe
02 January 1727
Officer
Prince William, Duke of CumberlandPrince William, Duke of Cumberland
26 April 1721
Military commander

Lord William BentinckLord William Bentinck
14 September 1774
Former Governor-General of India

Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD
Military Officer

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775
Politician
Richard Henry LeeRichard Henry Lee
20 January 1732
Politician, Judge
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of PortlandWilliam Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
14 April 1738
Politician

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of LiverpoolRobert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
07 June 1770
Politician

Charles Spencer, 3rd earl of SunderlandCharles Spencer, 3rd earl of Sunderland
23 April 1675
British statesman

James Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of CardiganJames Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of Cardigan
16 October 1797
Military Officer
William BlackstoneWilliam Blackstone
10 July 1723
Jurist

Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess WellesleyRichard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
20 June 1760
Politician

Robert Stewart, Viscount CastlereaghRobert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
18 June 1769
Statesman

Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769
Military Officer

William Murray, 1st Earl of MansfieldWilliam Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
02 March 1705
Barrister
Henry ClintonHenry Clinton
16 April 1730
Military officer

Charles Watson-Wentworth, Marquess of RockinghamCharles Watson-Wentworth, Marquess of Rockingham
13 May 1730
 
Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717
Colonial administrator, Military personnel

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and NormanbyJohn Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
08 September 1647
Former Lord Privy Seal

John Stuart, Earl of ButeJohn Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute
25 May 1713
Prime Minister
Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer

Simon Fraser, 11th Lord LovatSimon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
05 January 1667
Military Leader
George GrenvilleGeorge Grenville
14 October 1712
Politician

Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of NewcastleThomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle
21 July 1693
Statesman

Button GwinnettButton Gwinnett
10 April 1735
Representative of Georgia to the Continental

William Petty, 2nd Earl of ShelburneWilliam Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne
02 May 1737
Political Leaders

Thomas HutchinsonThomas Hutchinson
09 September 1711
Businessman
Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762
Army officer

Robert Harley, 1st earl of OxfordRobert Harley, 1st earl of Oxford
05 December 1661
English statesman

Titus OatesTitus Oates
15 September 1649
English priest

Henry PelhamHenry Pelham
25 September 1694
Politician
Ann LeeAnn Lee
29 February 1736
Religious leader

William Grenville, 1st Baron GrenvilleWilliam Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
25 October 1759
Former British Prime Minister
Henry St John, 1st Viscount BolingbrokeHenry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke
16 September 1678
Politician

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of BerwickJames FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick
21 August 1670
Duke

Edward RutledgeEdward Rutledge
23 November 1749
Politician
Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of HastingsFrancis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
09 December 1754
Governor-Genera

Augustus Fitzroy, Duke of GraftonAugustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton
28 September 1735
Politician
Charles James NapierCharles James Napier
10 August 1782
Military General

Richard Howe, 1st Earl HoweRichard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
08 April 1726
Naval officer

William CobbettWilliam Cobbett
09 March 1763
Journalist
John MooreJohn Moore
13 November 1761
General

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron ClydeColin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
20 October 1792
Officer
Henry HavelockHenry Havelock
05 April 1795
Military personnel

Thomas McKeanThomas McKean
19 March 1734
Lawyer, Politician, Judge

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount SidmouthHenry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth
30 May 1757
Politician

Henry HuntHenry Hunt
06 November 1773
Politician
Matthew LewisMatthew Lewis
09 July 1775
Novelist
Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterGuy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
03 September 1724
 

F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount GoderichF. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
01 November 1782
Politician

Sir Edmund AndrosSir Edmund Andros
06 December 1637
Colonial official

William HuskissonWilliam Huskisson
11 March 1770
Statesman
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of DevonshireWilliam Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire
25 January 1640
Soldier

Charles TownshendCharles Townshend
29 August 1725
Politician

Frederick MarryatFrederick Marryat
10 July 1792
Naval officer

Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
06 October 1779
Statesman

George Germain, 1st Viscount SackvilleGeorge Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
26 January 1716
Soldier
John Campbell, 2nd Duke of ArgyllJohn Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll
10 October 1680
Official

Alexander SpotswoodAlexander Spotswood
1676 AD
Lieutenant-Colonel
Charles Grey, 1st Earl GreyCharles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
23 October 1729
Military General

George Eden, 1st Earl of AucklandGeorge Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland
25 August 1784
Governor
William FloydWilliam Floyd
17 December 1734
Politician
Henry Fox, 1st Baron HollandHenry Fox, 1st Baron Holland
28 September 1705
Politician