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.
William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759
Abolitionist

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold
14 January 1741
American Revolutionary War General

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720
Military Leader

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

Robert PeelRobert Peel
05 February 1788
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Thomas PaineThomas Paine
29 January 1737
Founding Father of the United States

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
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
William BlighWilliam Bligh
09 September 1754
Military Leader

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738
Former Governor-General of India

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

John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

William Pitt, 1st Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708
The Great Commoner
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and AlbanyPrince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
16 August 1763
Duke of York and Albany

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

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

Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762
Politician, Lawyer
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount PalmerstonHenry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
20 October 1784
Politician

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775
Politician
Prince William, Duke of CumberlandPrince William, Duke of Cumberland
26 April 1721
Military commander

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer

Prince Adolphus, Duke of CambridgePrince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
24 February 1774
Marshal
Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD
Military Officer

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James WolfeJames Wolfe
02 January 1727
Officer
Richard Henry LeeRichard Henry Lee
20 January 1732
Politician, Judge

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

Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762
Army officer

Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess WellesleyRichard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
20 June 1760
Politician
Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717
Colonial administrator, Military personnel
Lord William BentinckLord William Bentinck
14 September 1774
Former Governor-General of India

William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of PortlandWilliam Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
14 April 1738
Politician

William BlackstoneWilliam Blackstone
10 July 1723
Jurist

Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769
Military Officer
Robert Stewart, Viscount CastlereaghRobert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
18 June 1769
Statesman

Henry HavelockHenry Havelock
05 April 1795
Military personnel

William Murray, 1st Earl of MansfieldWilliam Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
02 March 1705
Barrister

Simon Fraser, 11th Lord LovatSimon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
05 January 1667
Military Leader

William CobbettWilliam Cobbett
09 March 1763
Journalist
Charles James NapierCharles James Napier
10 August 1782
Military General

Henry PelhamHenry Pelham
25 September 1694
Politician
William Grenville, 1st Baron GrenvilleWilliam Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
25 October 1759
Former British Prime Minister

Titus OatesTitus Oates
15 September 1649
English priest

Ann LeeAnn Lee
29 February 1736
Religious leader
Button GwinnettButton Gwinnett
10 April 1735
Representative of Georgia to the Continental

Edward RutledgeEdward Rutledge
23 November 1749
Politician
George GrenvilleGeorge Grenville
14 October 1712
Politician

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

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron ClydeColin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
20 October 1792
Officer, Politician

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of HastingsFrancis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
09 December 1754
Governor-Genera

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount SidmouthHenry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth
30 May 1757
Politician
Richard Howe, 1st Earl HoweRichard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
08 April 1726
Naval officer

Thomas McKeanThomas McKean
19 March 1734
Lawyer, Politician, Judge

William HuskissonWilliam Huskisson
11 March 1770
Statesman

Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769
 
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and NormanbyJohn Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
08 September 1647
Former Lord Privy Seal

Thomas MiddletonThomas Middleton
28 January 1769
Bishop
William FloydWilliam Floyd
17 December 1734
Politician

Charles Grey, 1st Earl GreyCharles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
23 October 1729
Military General

John ByronJohn Byron
08 November 1723
Navy officer
Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterGuy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
03 September 1724
 

Henry St John, 1st Viscount BolingbrokeHenry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke
16 September 1678
Politician
Alexander SpotswoodAlexander Spotswood
1676 AD
Lieutenant-Colonel

Frederick MarryatFrederick Marryat
10 July 1792
Naval officer

George Germain, 1st Viscount SackvilleGeorge Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
26 January 1716
Soldier
Edward Gibbon WakefieldEdward Gibbon Wakefield
20 March 1796
British colonial administrator

Henry Fox, 1st Baron HollandHenry Fox, 1st Baron Holland
28 September 1705
Politician
F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount GoderichF. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
01 November 1782
Politician

Francis Lightfoot LeeFrancis Lightfoot Lee
14 October 1734
Politician

Francis AsburyFrancis Asbury
20 August 1745
Bishop

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount HillRowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill
11 August 1772
Military Officer
George Eden, 1st Earl of AucklandGeorge Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland
25 August 1784
Governor
John Hervey, 2nd Baron HerveyJohn Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey
13 October 1696
Courtier

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of DevonshireWilliam Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire
25 January 1640
Soldier

Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of RichmondCharles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond
22 February 1735
Politician

Charles TownshendCharles Townshend
29 August 1725
Politician
John Campbell, 2nd Duke of ArgyllJohn Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll
10 October 1680
Official

Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of BathThomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath
13 September 1734
Politician

Henry SacheverellHenry Sacheverell
08 February 1674
Political figure

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and VauxHenry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
19 September 1778
Politician

Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
06 October 1779
Statesman
Henry ShrapnelHenry Shrapnel
03 June 1761
Inventor

William Beresford, 1st Viscount BeresfordWilliam Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford
02 October 1768
Governor
Henry GrattanHenry Grattan
03 July 1746
Politician

Lord George GordonLord George Gordon
26 December 1751
Politician
John Russell, 4th Duke of BedfordJohn Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford
30 September 1710
Statesman
Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount HardingeHenry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
30 March 1785
Former Governor-General of India