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The simple question is: will you change your Ministers and keep the Empire, or keep your Ministers and lose the Kingdom?

Elected at 24 as the youngest British Prime Minister. He was arguing for a motion of censure of the government of Lord North

William Pitt, 1759-1806, British Prime Minister, Speech in Parliament, March 15, 1782

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William Pitt the Younger
William Pitt the Younger
  • Born: May 28, 1759
  • Died: January 23, 1806
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Leader

William Pitt the Younger was a prominent British Tory statesman of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He became the youngest British prime minister in 1783 at the age of 24. He left office in 1801, but was Prime Minister again from 1804 until his death in 1806. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer for most of his time as Prime Minister. He is known as "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, called William Pitt the Elder or simply "Chatham", who had previously served as Prime Minister.

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