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.
Thomas PaineThomas Paine
29 January 1737
Founding Father of the United States

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

John WesleyJohn Wesley
17 June 1703
Anglican Cleric and Christian Theologian
William Pitt the YoungerWilliam Pitt the Younger
28 May 1759
Youngest Prime Minister of Britain

William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759
Abolitionist

Robert PeelRobert Peel
05 February 1788
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
British Military Officer
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
13 March 1764
Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom

John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
26 May 1650
Military Leader
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738
Former Governor-General of India

William BlighWilliam Bligh
09 September 1754
Military Leader

William Pitt, 1st Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708
The Great Commoner
John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and AlbanyPrince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
16 August 1763
Duke of York and Albany
Samuel ChaseSamuel Chase
17 April 1741
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of

George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770
Former British Prime Minister

John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725
English journalist
Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson
29 September 1758
Admiral

Lord NorthLord North
13 April 1732
 
Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794
Chartist Leader

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount PalmerstonHenry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
20 October 1784
Politician

George WhitefieldGeorge Whitefield
16 December 1714
Evangelist

Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762
Politician, Lawyer
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775
Politician, Officer
James WolfeJames Wolfe
02 January 1727
Officer

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

Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD
Military Officer

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of LiverpoolRobert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
07 June 1770
Politician

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

Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717
Colonial administrator, Military personnel
Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769
Officer

George GrenvilleGeorge Grenville
14 October 1712
Politician
Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762
Army officer

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

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

William Grenville, 1st Baron GrenvilleWilliam Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
25 October 1759
Former British Prime Minister
Simon Fraser, 11th Lord LovatSimon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
05 January 1667
Politician

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

Titus OatesTitus Oates
15 September 1649
English priest

Charles James NapierCharles James Napier
10 August 1782
Officer

Edward RutledgeEdward Rutledge
23 November 1749
Politician
Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769
 

Thomas McKeanThomas McKean
19 March 1734
Lawyer, Politician, Judge

William CobbettWilliam Cobbett
09 March 1763
Journalist

Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterGuy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
03 September 1724
 
William HuskissonWilliam Huskisson
11 March 1770
Statesman

Francis AsburyFrancis Asbury
20 August 1745
Bishop
Colin Campbell, 1st Baron ClydeColin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
20 October 1792
Officer, Politician

Frederick MarryatFrederick Marryat
10 July 1792
Naval officer

William FloydWilliam Floyd
17 December 1734
Politician
Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
06 October 1779
Statesman

John ByronJohn Byron
08 November 1723
Navy officer
Oliver WolcottOliver Wolcott
20 November 1726
Politician

George ClymerGeorge Clymer
16 March 1739
Politician

Edward Gibbon WakefieldEdward Gibbon Wakefield
20 March 1796
British colonial administrator
Francis Lightfoot LeeFrancis Lightfoot Lee
14 October 1734
Politician

Lewis MorrisLewis Morris
08 April 1726
Politician
Philip LivingstonPhilip Livingston
15 January 1716
Merchant, Politician

Arthur MiddletonArthur Middleton
26 June 1742
Politician

William PacaWilliam Paca
31 October 1740
Politician, Lawyer, Judge

William WhippleWilliam Whipple
14 January 1730
Politician, Officer
Abraham ClarkAbraham Clark
15 February 1726
Politician, Lawyer
Joseph HewesJoseph Hewes
23 January 1730
Politician

Thomas Lynch Jr.Thomas Lynch Jr.
05 August 1749
Politician

John MooreJohn Moore
13 November 1761
officer, politician

Sir Edmund AndrosSir Edmund Andros
06 December 1637
Colonial official
Henry ClintonHenry Clinton
16 April 1730
Officer

Robert MorrisonRobert Morrison
05 January 1782
lexicographer, linguist, translator, writer

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of ShaftesburyAnthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury
26 February 1671
Politician

Charles Watson-Wentworth, Marquess of RockinghamCharles Watson-Wentworth, Marquess of Rockingham
13 May 1730
 

George William FrederickGeorge William Frederick
04 June 1738
 
James Butler, 2nd duke of OrmondeJames Butler, 2nd duke of Ormonde
29 April 1665
Statesman

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess WellesleyRichard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley
20 June 1760
Politician
John Stuart, Earl of ButeJohn Stuart, Earl of Bute
25 May 1713
 

Stephen Hopkins (Politician)Stephen Hopkins (Politician)
07 March 1707
 

William Pitt the Elder, Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708