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William Pitt, The Younger


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William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He became the youngest Prime Minister in 1783 at the age of 24. He left office in 1801, but was Prime Minister again from 1804 until his death in 1806. He was also the Chancellor of the Exchequer throughout his premiership. He is known as "the Younger" to distinguish him ... more »

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  • ''Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.''
    William Pitt, The Younger (1759-1806), British statesman. speech, Nov. 18, 1783, to the House of Commons, on the India Bill. A month later, aged 2...
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