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English Spencer COMPTON

British Whig statesman who served continuously in government from 1715 until his death

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on March 18, 1673 in Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire, England
Died: on July 02, 1743 in London, England


Compton, the third son of the 3rd Earl of Northampton, was educated at St Paul's and at Trinity College, Oxford. Thereafter he was admitted into Middle Temple, thus allowing him to practice law. He entered the House of Commons for the first time in 1698, representing Eye in Suffolk. Although his family were High Tories, he turned to the Whigs after a quarrel with his brother, the 4th Earl of Northampton. In Parliament he soon stood out as prominent amongst the Whigs and began a partnership with Robert Walpole that would last for over forty years.

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- Category British Politician