Prime Minister Archibald Philip Primrose

Prime Minister Archibald Philip Primrose

Male 1847 - 1929  (82 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 59 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Archibald Philip Primrose 
    Prefix Prime Minister 
    Born 1847 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1929 
    Person ID I132696  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2004 

    Father Archibald Primrose,   b. 1809,   d. 1851  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Catherine Lucy Wilhelmine Stanhope,   b. 1 Jun 1819, Battle Abbey, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1901, Wiesbaden, Hessen, D Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F53843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Baroness Hannah von Rothschild,   b. 1851,   d. 1890  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 1878 
    Children 
    +1. Sybil Primrose,   b. 1879,   d. 1955  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Margaret Etrenne Hannah Primrose,   b. 1881,   d. 1967  (Age 86 years)
    +3. Earl Albert Edward Harry Mayer Archibald Primrose,   b. 8 Jan 1882,   d. 30 May 1974  (Age 92 years)
    +4. Neil Primrose,   b. 1882,   d. 1917  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2001 
    Family ID F121763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 5th Earl of Rosebery
      Prime Minister of England 1894-95

      Archibald Philip Primrose was born in London in 1847. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, he became the 5th Earl of Rosebery after the death of his grandfather in 1868. Rosebery was a supporter of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords and supported social reform.
      After the 1880 General Election, the Prime Minister, William Gladstone, appointed Rosebery as his under-secretary for the home department and in 1884 he became commissioner of works in his government. Further promotion was achieved in 1886 when Gladstone gave him the important job of Foreign Secretary.
      The 1885 General Election returned a Conservative government and Rosebery was now on the opposition benches. Rosebery turned his attention to local government and in 1889 became chairman of the recently established London County Council.
      After the 1892 General Election, the Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone, appointed Rosebery as his Foreign Secretary. When Gladstone resigned two years later he suggested to Queen Victoria that she appointed the Earl of Rosebery as Prime Minister. His period in power was only short as the Liberal Party was defeated in the 1895 General Election.
      Rosebery led the Liberal Party until he resigned in 1896. He was an imperialist during the Boer War and gradually moved away from his earlier progressive views. In debates in the House of Lords he tended to support and vote with the Conservatives. The Earl of Rosebery died in 1929.

      (1) In his book, Memories and Reflections, Ben Tillett described his relationship with Lord Rosebery, chairman of the London County Council.
      My experience on the London County Council brought me into contact with its distinguished chairman, Lord Rosebery. He was one of our great men, in spite of being an aristocrat. What gifts of oratory, of tongue and pen alike, he possessed! A man of outstanding culture, he was the embodiment of a tradition that made him distinguished even when physical proportions lent no imposing presence. One may talk of breeding, culture, and patter the language of the obsequious, but one can scarcely say too much of Lord Rosebery.


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