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English Philip STANHOPE

born Philip Dormer STANHOPE

British statesman and man of letters

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on September 22, 1694 in London, England
Died: on March 24, 1773 in London, England


He was born in London and was known as Lord Stanhope until his father's death in 1726. After being educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he went on the Grand Tour of the continent. The death of Queen Anne and the accession of King George I opened up a career for him and brought him back to England. His relative James Stanhope, the king's favourite minister, procured for him the place of gentleman of the bedchamber to the Prince of Wales. He was a Whig.

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- Category British Politician