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Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

Personal data
Date of birth11 May 1815 ,
Place of birthLondon
Date of death31 March 1891(age 75)
Place of deathLondon
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(1) Mary Louise von Dalberg
(c. 1812-1860)
(2) Castila Rosalind Campbell (d. 1938)
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office26 December 1851 - 27 February 1852
MonarchVictoria
Prime ministerLord John Russell
Succeeded byThe Earl of Malmesbury
Preceded byThe Viscount Palmerston
In office6 July 1870 - 21 February 1874
MonarchVictoria
Prime ministerWilliam Gladstone
Succeeded byThe Earl of Derby
Preceded byThe Earl of Clarendon
In office28 April 1880 - 24 June 1885
MonarchVictoria
Prime ministerWilliam Gladstone
Succeeded byThe Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded byThe Marquess of Salisbury

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Granville George Leveson Gower, 2nd Earl Granville KG, PC FRS (11 May 1815 - 31 March 1891), was a British Liberal statesman. In a political career spanning over 50 years, he was thrice Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, led the Liberal Party in the House of Lords for almost 30 years and was joint Leader of the Liberal Party between 1875 and 1880.


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