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Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland

Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, by John Giles Eccardt, after Jean Baptiste van Loo, circa 1740
Personal data
Date of birth3 November 1718
Date of death1 July 1774(age 68)
Place of deathHolland House,
Kensington, Middlesex,
Great Britain
Political partyWhig
SpouseLady Caroline Lennox
ProfessionPolitician
ReligionAnglican
Leader of the House of Commons
In office26 May 1762 - 16 April 1763
MonarchGeorge III
Prime ministerThe Earl of Bute
Succeeded byGeorge Grenville
Preceded byGeorge Grenville
In office14 November 1755 - 13 November 1756
MonarchGeorge II
Prime ministerThe Duke of Newcastle
Succeeded byWilliam Pitt
Preceded byThomas Robinson
Paymaster of the Forces
In office2 July 1757 - 13 July 1765
MonarchGeorge II
George III
Prime ministerThe Duke of Newcastle
The Earl of Bute
George Grenville
Succeeded byCharles Townshend
Preceded byViscount Dupplin
Thomas Potter
Secretary of State for the Southern Department
In office14 November 1755 - 13 November 1756
MonarchGeorge II
Prime ministerThe Duke of Newcastle
Succeeded byWilliam Pitt
Preceded byThomas Robinson
Secretary at War
In office1746 - 1755
MonarchGeorge II
Prime ministerHenry Pelham
The Duke of Newcastle
Succeeded byThe Viscount Barrington
Preceded byThomas Winnington

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Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, of Foxley, MP, PC (28 September 1705 - 1 July 1774 in Holland House) was a leading British politician of the 18th century. He identified primarily with the Whig faction. He notably held the posts of Secretary for War, Southern Secretary and Paymaster of the forces, from which he enriched himself, but while widely tipped as a future Prime Minister, he never held that office. He was the father of Charles James Fox.


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