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British Politician

EnglishBorn George GRENVILLE

British Whig statesman who rose to the position of Prime Minister of Great Britain

Born on October 14, 1712 in London, England , United Kingdom

Died on November 13, 1770 in London, England

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George Grenville was born at Wotton House. He was the second son of Richard Grenville and Hester Temple (later the 1st Countess Temple). He was one of five brothers, all of whom became MPs. His sister Hester Grenville married the leading political figure William Pitt. His elder brother was Richard Grenville, later the 2nd Earl Temple. It was intended by his parents that George Grenville should become a lawyer. Grenville received his education at Eton College and at Christ Church, Oxford, and was called to the bar in 1736.

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