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James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope

Personal data
Date of birth, c. 1673
Place of birthParis, France
Date of death, 5 February 1721(age 5)
Place of deathLondon, England
Kingdom of Great Britain
NationalityBritish
Political partyWhig
SpouseLucy Pitt (1692 1723)
Alma materTrinity College, Oxford
First Lord of the Treasury
In office12 April 1717 - 21 March 1718
MonarchGeorge I
Succeeded byThe Earl of Sunderland
Preceded byRobert Walpole
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office15 April 1717 - 20 March 1718
MonarchGeorge I
Succeeded byJohn Aislabie
Preceded byRobert Walpole
Secretary of State for the Northern Department
In office12 December 1716 - 12 April 1717
MonarchGeorge I
Succeeded byThe Earl of Sunderland
Preceded byThe Viscount Townshend
In office16 March 1718 - 4 February 1721
MonarchGeorge I
Succeeded byThe Lord Carteret
Preceded byThe Earl of Sunderland
Secretary of State for the Southern Department
In office27 September 1714 - 22 June 1716
MonarchGeorge I
Succeeded byPaul Methuen
Preceded byThe Viscount Bolingbroke

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James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope PC (c. 1673 5 February 1721) was a British statesman and soldier who effectively served as Chief Minister between 1717 and 1721. He is probably best remembered for his service during War of the Spanish Succession. He was also the first British Governor of Minorca, which he had captured from the Spanish, between 1708 and 1711.


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