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George HAMILTON-GORDON

English George HAMILTON-GORDON

British politician, diplomat and landowner, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on January 28, 1784 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: on December 14, 1860 in London, England


Biography

Born in Edinburgh, he was the eldest son of George Gordon, Lord Haddo, son of George Gordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen. His mother was Charlotte, youngest daughter of William Baird of Newbyth. He lost his father in 1791 and his mother in 1795 and was brought up by Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville and William Pitt the Younger. He was educated at Harrow, and St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in 1804. Before this, however, he had become Earl of Aberdeen on his grandfather's death in 1801, and had travelled all over Europe. On his return to England, he founded the Athenian Society. In 1805, he married Lady Catherine Elizabeth, daughter of John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn.

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- Category British Politician