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William Pitt
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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
10 May 1804 – 23 January 1806
Monarch George III
Preceded by Henry Addington
Succeeded by The Lord Grenville
In office
1 January 1801 – 14 March 1801
Monarch George III
Preceded by Himself (as Prime Minister of Great Britain)
Succeeded by Henry Addington
Prime Minister of Great Britain
In office
19 December 1783 – 1 January 1801
Monarch George III
Preceded by The Duke of Portland
Succeeded by Himself (as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
10 May 1804 – 23 January 1806
Preceded by Henry Addington
Succeeded by Lord Henry Petty
In office
19 December 1783 – 1 January 1801
Preceded by Lord John Cavendish
Succeeded by Henry Addington
In office
10 July 1782 – 31 March 1783
Preceded by Lord John Cavendish
Succeeded by Lord John Cavendish
Personal details
Born (1759-05-28)28 May 1759
Hayes, Kent, England
Died 23 January 1806(1806-01-23) (aged 46)
Putney, Surrey, England
Resting place Westminster Abbey
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Parents William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
Hester Grenville
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge
Signature Cursive signature in ink

William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1782–1783, 1783–1801 and 1804–1806. He was Prime Minister from 1783 to 1801, and again from 1804 until his death. He is known as "William Pitt the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, William Pitt the Elder, who also served as Prime Minister of Great Britain.

He became the youngest Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1783 at the age of 24 and the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in January 1801.

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