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

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

John WesleyJohn Wesley
17 June 1703
Anglican Cleric and Christian Theologian

William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759
Abolitionist
Robert PeelRobert Peel
05 February 1788
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

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
George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770
Former British Prime Minister

John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725
English journalist
Samuel ChaseSamuel Chase
17 April 1741
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of

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
Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720
Pretender

Leopold I of BelgiumLeopold I of Belgium
16 December 1790
Politician, Military personnel

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
Politician
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
13 March 1764
Politician

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and AlbanyPrince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
16 August 1763
Priest, Military personnel
Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762
Politician, Lawyer

James WolfeJames Wolfe
02 January 1727
Officer

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775
Politician, Officer

Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717
Colonial administrator, Military personnel
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of LiverpoolRobert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
07 June 1770
Politician
Richard Henry LeeRichard Henry Lee
20 January 1732
Politician, Judge

Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769
Officer

Charles James NapierCharles James Napier
10 August 1782
Officer

William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of PortlandWilliam Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
14 April 1738
Politician
Button GwinnettButton Gwinnett
10 April 1735
Representative of Georgia to the Continental

George GrenvilleGeorge Grenville
14 October 1712
Politician

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

Henry PelhamHenry Pelham
25 September 1694
Politician

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Edward RutledgeEdward Rutledge
23 November 1749
Politician
Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterGuy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
03 September 1724
 

Thomas McKeanThomas McKean
19 March 1734
Lawyer, Politician, Judge
Colin Campbell, 1st Baron ClydeColin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
20 October 1792
Officer, Politician

Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769
 

William FloydWilliam Floyd
17 December 1734
Politician
Francis Lightfoot LeeFrancis Lightfoot Lee
14 October 1734
Politician

Oliver WolcottOliver Wolcott
20 November 1726
Politician
Lewis MorrisLewis Morris
08 April 1726
Politician

William WhippleWilliam Whipple
14 January 1730
Politician, Officer

Philip LivingstonPhilip Livingston
15 January 1716
Merchant, Politician

George ClymerGeorge Clymer
16 March 1739
Politician

Arthur MiddletonArthur Middleton
26 June 1742
Politician
William PacaWilliam Paca
31 October 1740
Politician, Lawyer, Judge

Abraham ClarkAbraham Clark
15 February 1726
Politician, Lawyer

Sir Robert PeelSir Robert Peel
05 February 1788
 

John MooreJohn Moore
13 November 1761
officer, politician
Joseph HewesJoseph Hewes
23 January 1730
Politician

Lord John RussellLord John Russell
18 August 1792
 
Thomas Lynch Jr.Thomas Lynch Jr.
05 August 1749
Politician

Henry ClintonHenry Clinton
16 April 1730
Officer

Robert MorrisonRobert Morrison
05 January 1782
lexicographer, linguist, translator, writer
George William FrederickGeorge William Frederick
04 June 1738
 

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