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date: 25 January 2022

Pitt, William (or Pitt the Younger) (1759–1806) British statesman, Prime Minister (1783–180; 1804–06). 

Source:
A Dictionary of World History
Author(s):
Anne KerrAnne Kerr, Edmund WrightEdmund Wright

The son of Pitt the Elder, he became Prime Minister at the age of 24, the youngest ever to hold this office. He restored the authority of Parliament, introduced financial reforms, reduced the enormous national debt he had inherited, and reformed the administration of India. With Britain’s entry into war against France (... ...

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