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Authorised form of nameCanning; George (1770 - 1827)
SurnameCanning
ForenamesGeorge
Dates1770 - 1827
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (11 April 1770)
Death:
Duke of Devonshire's villa, Chiswick (08 August 1827)
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
ActivityProfession:
Barrister, Politician and Prime Minister of England 1827
Education:
Eton; Christ Church, Oxford; Lincoln's Inn (1791)
Career:
MP for Newport (1794); Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs (1796-1799); Paymaster General (1800-1801); Foreign Secretary (1807); resigned (1809); President of the India Board (1816-1821); Foreign Secretary (1822); Chancellor of the Exchequer (1827); Prime Minister (1827)
Freemason, initiaed 20 April 1810, Somerset House Lodge No 2, subsequently Royal Somerset House and Inverness Lodge No 4
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/01/1826
RelationshipsSon of George Canning and Mary Costello; cousin of George Canning, 1st Lord Garvagh (FRS 1810) married (1800) Joan, daughter of Major General John Scott of Balcornie, Fife
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 'Freemasons and the Royal Society: Alphabetical List of Fellows who were Freemasons' 2010, page 16-17
Royal Society codeNA6591
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