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Aberdeen, Earl of (George Hamilton-Gordon)

Born: 1784 AD
Died: 1860 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Prime Ministers


1784 - Born on 28th of January in Edinburgh.

1852-1855 - Prime minister of Britain through most of the CRIMEAN WAR.


1828-1846 - He served twice as foreign secretary.


       - Succeeded in the settling of two boundary disputes with the United States by the Webster Ashburton and Oregon treaties.


1854 - As prime minister, he allowed a diplomatic drift that led to Britain's entry into the Crimean War.


         - Blamed for poor management of the war and was forced to resign.


1860 - Died on 14th of December in London.




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