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.
William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759
Abolitionist
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

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
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

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

Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762
Politician, Lawyer

Richard Henry LeeRichard Henry Lee
20 January 1732
Politician, Judge

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775
Politician
Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer

Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess WellesleyRichard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
20 June 1760
Politician

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

Lord William BentinckLord William Bentinck
14 September 1774
Former Governor-General of India
Edward RutledgeEdward Rutledge
23 November 1749
Politician

William BlackstoneWilliam Blackstone
10 July 1723
Jurist
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

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

Thomas McKeanThomas McKean
19 March 1734
Lawyer, Politician, Judge

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

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Henry Addington, 1st Viscount SidmouthHenry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth
30 May 1757
Politician
George GrenvilleGeorge Grenville
14 October 1712
Politician

Francis Lightfoot LeeFrancis Lightfoot Lee
14 October 1734
Politician

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

William HuskissonWilliam Huskisson
11 March 1770
Statesman
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and NormanbyJohn Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
08 September 1647
Former Lord Privy Seal
George Germain, 1st Viscount SackvilleGeorge Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
26 January 1716
Soldier

Henry St John, 1st Viscount BolingbrokeHenry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke
16 September 1678
Politician

Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769
 

Lewis MorrisLewis Morris
08 April 1726
Politician
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of DevonshireWilliam Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire
25 January 1640
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

William WhippleWilliam Whipple
14 January 1730
Politician, Officer
John Hervey, 2nd Baron HerveyJohn Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey
13 October 1696
Courtier

Philip LivingstonPhilip Livingston
15 January 1716
Merchant, Politician
William PacaWilliam Paca
31 October 1740
Politician, Lawyer, Judge

Oliver WolcottOliver Wolcott
20 November 1726
Politician

George Eden, 1st Earl of AucklandGeorge Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland
25 August 1784
Governor
Charles TownshendCharles Townshend
29 August 1725
Politician

Arthur MiddletonArthur Middleton
26 June 1742
Politician
Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of RichmondCharles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond
22 February 1735
Politician

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

Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron BaltimoreCharles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore
27 August 1637
Statesman

George ClymerGeorge Clymer
16 March 1739
Politician

Lord George GordonLord George Gordon
26 December 1751
Politician
Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
06 October 1779
Statesman

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

Henry GrattanHenry Grattan
03 July 1746
Politician

Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of ShrewsburyCharles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury
24 July 1660
Politician
John Russell, 4th Duke of BedfordJohn Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford
30 September 1710
Statesman

Abraham ClarkAbraham Clark
15 February 1726
Politician, Lawyer
Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount HardingeHenry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
30 March 1785
Former Governor-General of India

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

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron ErskineThomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine
10 January 1750
Lawyer
Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of LeedsThomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds
20 February 1632
Politician

Henry SacheverellHenry Sacheverell
08 February 1674
Political figure
John Carteret, 2nd Earl GranvilleJohn Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville
22 April 1690
Statesman

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

Edward BoscawenEdward Boscawen
19 August 1711
Admiral
Fowell BuxtonFowell Buxton
01 April 1786
Politician

George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of BuckinghamGeorge Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham
17 June 1753
Statesman
John Scott, 1st Earl of EldonJohn Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
04 June 1751
Politician

Thomas PittThomas Pitt
05 July 1653
Merchant

Catharine MacaulayCatharine Macaulay
02 April 1731
Historian

Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of MontaguRalph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu
24 December 1638
Noble
Francis Russell, 5th Duke of BedfordFrancis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford
23 July 1765
Politician
Sir George Arthur, 1st BaronetSir George Arthur, 1st Baronet
21 June 1784
Official

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl StanhopeCharles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope
03 August 1753
Statesman

Francis BurdettFrancis Burdett
25 January 1770
Politicians

Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of BathThomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath
13 September 1734
Politician
John Somers, 1st Baron SomersJohn Somers, 1st Baron Somers
04 March 1651
Jurist

Richard OastlerRichard Oastler
20 December 1789
Abolitionist

Richard Lovell EdgeworthRichard Lovell Edgeworth
31 May 1744
Politician

Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of CarlisleCharles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle
1669 AD
Statesman

Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron ThurlowEdward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
09 December 1731
Lawyer
Sir James Graham, 2nd BaronetSir James Graham, 2nd Baronet
01 June 1792
Statesman

Thomas Chandler HaliburtonThomas Chandler Haliburton
17 December 1796
Politician
Sir William Wyndham, 3rd BaronetSir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet
1688 AD
Politician

William Cowper, 1st Earl CowperWilliam Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper
24 June 1665
Politician
Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of LiverpoolCharles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool
26 April 1729
Statesman
George Lyttelton, 1st Baron LytteltonGeorge Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton
17 January 1709
Statesman