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 WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759
Abolitionist

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

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

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
British Military Officer

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

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
13 March 1764
Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom

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

Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769
 

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

Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762
Politician, Lawyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer
Simon Fraser, 11th Lord LovatSimon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
05 January 1667
Military Leader

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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
Robert Harley, 1st earl of OxfordRobert Harley, 1st earl of Oxford
05 December 1661
English statesman
Henry PelhamHenry Pelham
25 September 1694
Politician

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

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

William CobbettWilliam Cobbett
09 March 1763
Journalist

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
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
Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
06 October 1779
Statesman

George Germain, 1st Viscount SackvilleGeorge Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
26 January 1716
Soldier

George Eden, 1st Earl of AucklandGeorge Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland
25 August 1784
Governor

Henry Fox, 1st Baron HollandHenry Fox, 1st Baron Holland
28 September 1705
Politician

Francis Lightfoot LeeFrancis Lightfoot Lee
14 October 1734
Politician
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of ShaftesburyAnthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury
26 February 1671
Politician

Lord George GordonLord George Gordon
26 December 1751
Politician

George Macartney, 1st Earl MacartneyGeorge Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney
14 May 1737
Statesman

Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of RichmondCharles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond
22 February 1735
Politician
Henry GrattanHenry Grattan
03 July 1746
Politician

Edward Gibbon WakefieldEdward Gibbon Wakefield
20 March 1796
British colonial administrator
John Russell, 4th Duke of BedfordJohn Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford
30 September 1710
Statesman

George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of HalifaxGeorge Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax
06 October 1716
Statesman

Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron BaltimoreCharles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore
27 August 1637
Statesman
William WhippleWilliam Whipple
14 January 1730
Politician, Officer

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

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of MintoGilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto
23 April 1751
Politician

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and VauxHenry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
19 September 1778
Politician
John Hervey, 2nd Baron HerveyJohn Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey
13 October 1696
Courtier

Philip LivingstonPhilip Livingston
15 January 1716
Merchant, Politician
George ClymerGeorge Clymer
16 March 1739
Politician

Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of LeedsThomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds
20 February 1632
Politician

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount HardingeHenry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
30 March 1785
Former Governor-General of India

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl CamdenCharles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
21 March 1714
Lawyer
Arthur MiddletonArthur Middleton
26 June 1742
Politician
Charles Montagu, 1st earl of HalifaxCharles Montagu, 1st earl of Halifax
16 April 1661
Poet

John Carteret, 2nd Earl GranvilleJohn Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville
22 April 1690
Statesman

William PacaWilliam Paca
31 October 1740
Politician, Lawyer, Judge

William Pulteney, 1st earl of BathWilliam Pulteney, 1st earl of Bath
22 March 1684
Politician
James Butler, 2nd duke of OrmondeJames Butler, 2nd duke of Ormonde
29 April 1665
Statesman

Abraham ClarkAbraham Clark
15 February 1726
Politician, Lawyer

Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of ShrewsburyCharles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury
24 July 1660
Politician

George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of BuckinghamGeorge Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham
17 June 1753
Statesman

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron ErskineThomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine
10 January 1750
Lawyer
Henry SacheverellHenry Sacheverell
08 February 1674
Political figure

Catharine MacaulayCatharine Macaulay
02 April 1731
Historian
Edward BoscawenEdward Boscawen
19 August 1711
Admiral

Thomas PittThomas Pitt
05 July 1653
Merchant
William Legge, 2nd earl of DartmouthWilliam Legge, 2nd earl of Dartmouth
20 June 1731
British statesman
Fowell BuxtonFowell Buxton
01 April 1786
Politician