Pitt the Elder


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Noun1.Pitt the Elder - English statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778)
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The former's past pupils include Wayne Rooney - as well as Sean Mercer, who murdered 11-year-old Rhys Jones - while the latter has produced 19 British Prime Ministers, including William Pitt the Elder, the first Duke of Wellington, William Ewart Gladstone and David Cameron, as well as members of the Royal Family, such as Princes William and Harry.
1708: William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham, was born in London.
In terms of his esteem his heroes rank as follows: (1) the poet Alexander Pope; (2) the statesman William Pitt the Elder, first Earl of Chatham; (3) the liberal philosopher John Locke, who just crossed the eighteenth-century starting line by dying in 1704; and (4) the painter Joshua Reynolds.
Mr Mitchell's Tory colleagues gaze at paintings of former prime ministers Gladstone, Disraeli, Pitt the Elder, Pitt the Younger, plus a scattering of distinguished British military heroes from the 18th and 19th centuries.
He is also a freeman of the town - along with WILLIAM PITT the ELDER and LORD NELSON.
Once elected to Parliament from Aylesbury--his only opponent in the race withdrew after Wilkes bribed uncommitted voters, a common practice at the time--Wilkes aligned with the Whig faction of Pitt the Elder and Lord Temple, which soon found itself in opposition to the ministry (that is, government) of Lord Bute, a Whig of a very different sort.