Find out more about the greatest 18th Century British Political Leaders, including William Wilberforce, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, William Pitt the Younger, Charles James Napier and Robert Peel.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of WellingtonArthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
01 May 1769
Former First Lord of the Treasury of the United
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
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
Lord NorthLord North
13 April 1732
 

Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794
Chartist Leader
Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762
Politician, Lawyer

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

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer
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
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

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
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

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

William HuskissonWilliam Huskisson
11 March 1770
Statesman
Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
06 October 1779
Statesman

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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

Sir Edmund AndrosSir Edmund Andros
06 December 1637
Colonial official
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of ShaftesburyAnthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury
26 February 1671
Politician

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