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Authorised form of namePitt; William (1708 - 1778); 1st Earl of Chatham and Viscount Pitt
Dates1708 - 1778
NationalityBritish
Place of birthWestminster, London, England
Date of birth15 November 1708
Place of deathHayes, Kent
Date of death11 May 1778
Dates and placesBurial:
North transept of Westminster Abbey
ActivityEducation:
Eton
Career:
Prime Minister (1756-1757, 1757-1761, 1766-1767)
Honours:
Viscount and Earl 1766
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election26/01/1744
RelationshipsFather-in-law of Charles Mahon, 3rd Earl Stanhope (FRS 1772)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
John Thomas, 'Josiah Wedgwood's Portrait Medallions of Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 45-53, plate
Notes:
On the citation part of the certificate the word 'Groom' has been written (in a different hand) above where 'Gentleman' has been scored out.
Royal Society codeNA6430
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
M/190Pitt, William, 1st Earl of Chatham and Viscount Pitt
EC/1743/13Pitt, William, 1st Earl of Chatham and Viscount Pitt: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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