Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon

Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon

Male 1784 - 1860  (76 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and 57 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name George Hamilton-Gordon 
    Prefix Prime Minister 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 28 Jan 1784  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Dec 1860  Argyll House, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I132626  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2008 

    Father George Gordon,   b. 1764,   d. 1793  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Baird,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Jun 1782 
    Family ID F53796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Elizabeth Hamilton,   b. 10 Jan 1784,   d. 29 Dec 1812, Argyll House, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1805 
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F149027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Harriet Douglas,   b. 8 Jun 1792, Morton, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1833, Argyllhsstjames, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1815 
    Children 
     1. Earl George John James Hamilton-Gordon,   b. 28 Sep 1816, Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1864, Haddo House Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +2. Gen. Alexander Hamilton-Gordon,   b. 11 December 1817,   d. 18 May 1890  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F148946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 4th Earl of Aberdeen
      Prime Minister of England 1852-55

      George Hamilton Gordon, was born in Edinburgh in 1784. Educated at Harrow he obtained the title Lord Haddo when his father died in 1793. His joint guardians were William Pitt and Henry Dundas. He became the 4th Earl of Aberdeen on the death of his grandfather in 1801.
      In 1813 the Earl of Aberdeen was sent as a special ambassador to Vienna by Lord Liverpool. Aberdeen successfully negotiated the Treaty of Toplitz that created the alliance of Great Powers against Napoleon.
      In 1828 the Duke of Wellington appointed Aberdeen as his Foreign Secretary. He also held this position under Sir Robert Peel between 1841 and 1847. Aberdeen was a strong believer in free trade and helped Peel repeal the Corn Laws in 1846. This action split the Conservative Party and Peel and Aberdeen were forced to resign.
      The Earl of Aberdeen became Prime Minister after the resignation of the Earl of Derby in 1852. Aberdeen's coalition government was very popular with the public at first. However, attitudes changed when Britain became involved in the Crimean War in 1854. Aberdeen was blamed for the mismanagement of the war and he was forced to resign in February 1855. George Hamilton Gordon died in 1860.


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