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Balfour, Arthur James (1st Earl of Balfour)

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Born: 1848 AD
Died: 1930 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Politician, Prime Ministers

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British statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


1848 - Born 25th of July in East Lothian, Scotland.


1861-1866 - He was educated at Eton.

 

1866-1869 - Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received a Second-Class Honours Degree.

 

1874-1875 - Became Conservative MP for Hertford and represented that constituency.

 

1878 - Private Secretary to his uncle, Lord Salisbury.

 

1879 - Wrote A Defence of Philosophical Doubt.

 

1885 - He was returned for East Manchester.

 

1886 - Served as Secretary for Scotland.

 

1887 - Chief secretary for Ireland.

 

1892-1893 - Served as First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of Commons.

 

1895 - Balfour wrote The Foundations of Belief.

 

1902-1905 - Became the British prime minister.

 

1909 - Criticism of Beauty.

 

1911 - Resigned the leadership of the House owing to the constitutional crisis.

 

1914 - He wrote Theism and Humanism.

 

1915 - Followed Churchill to the Admiralty.

 

1916-1919 - Served under Lloyd George as foreign secretary.

 

1917 - He was responsible for the famous Balfour declaration which promised Zionists a national home in Palestine.

 

1921 - Lord President of the Council was responsible for the controversial note canceling Allied war debts to America.

 

1923 - This year he wrote the Theism and Thought.

 

1925-1929 - He once again returned to the Cabinet, serving in place of the late Lord Curzon as Lord President of the Council.

 

1930 - Balfour died 19th of March and buried in Whittingeham House, East Lothian, Scotland.

 

 

 

 


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