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Robert PEEL

English Robert PEEL

British Conservative statesman, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 December 1834 to 8 April 1835

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on February 05, 1788 in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England
Died: on July 02, 1850 in Westminster, London, England


Peel was born in Bury, Lancashire, England, to the industrialist and Member of Parliament Sir Robert Peel, 1st Baronet. His father was one of the richest textile manufacturers of the early Industrial Revolution. Peel was educated first at Hipperholme Grammar School, then at Harrow School and finally Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a double first in classics and mathematics. He is also believed to have attended Bury Grammar School. While living in Tamworth, he is credited with the development of the Tamworth Pig by breeding Irish stock with some local Tamworth pigs.

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