Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne England

Biography of Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

The Whig politician Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780-1863), was elected Rector of the University in 1829.

Born in London, the son of a Prime Minister, Lansdowne studied at the University of Edinburgh and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was presented with a seat in Parliament by his father in 1802 and became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1806, going on to play a leading role in British politics until the late 1850s. He inherited his peerage in 1809 and became 4th Earl of Kerry in 1818 (when he adopted the surname Fitzmaurice).

Lansdowne stood successfully for Rector in 1829 against the judges, Lords Hope and Moncrieffe.


Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

Born 2 July 1780, London, England.
Died 31 January 1863.
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Occupation categories: politicians
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