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Wilde, Thomas (Baron Truro)

Born: 1782 AD
Died: 1855 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Baron, Monarch

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1782 - Thomas Wilde, 1st Baron Truro, born on the 7th of July in London. He was Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, was the second son of Thomas Wilde, an attorney.

1805 - Educated at St Paul's School and was admitted an attorney.

1817 - He subsequently entered the Inner Temple and was called to the bar, having practised for two years before as a special pleader.

1820 - Retained for the defence of Queen Caroline and he distinguished himself by his cross-examination and laid the foundation of an extensive common law practice.

1831 - 1832 - He first entered parliament in the Whig interest as member for Newark.

1839 - He was appointed Solicitor General.

1841 - Became Attorney-General in succession to Sir John Campbell.

1841 - 1846 - Afterwards representing Worcester.

1945 - He was married to Augusta Emma d'Este, daughter of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex and a first cousin of Queen Victoria.

1846 - He was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.

1850 - Became Lord Chancellor, and was created Baron Truro, of Bowes in the County of Middlesex.

1852 - He held this latter office until the fall of the Russell ministry.

1855 - He died in London in November.


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