William Petty, Earl of Shelburne, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne
Person Born 2/5/1737 Died 7/5/1805
Categories: Politics & Administration
Born Dublin to a wealthy Anglo-Irish family. Opposed to war with America and during his 7 months as Prime Minister he granted independence to the American Colonies. George III called him "the Jesuit of Berkley Square" due to his idealism. Built Lansdowne House to designs by Robert Adam and George Dance. He died in the house.