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Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
The Viscount Palmerston
|Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
6 February 1855 – 19 February 1858
12 June 1859 – 18 October 1865
|Preceded by||The Earl of Aberdeen|
The Earl of Derby
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Derby|
The Earl Russell
|Born||20 October 1784|
|Died||18 October 1865 (aged 80)|
Brocket, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, KG, GCB, PC (20 October 1784 – 18 October 1865) was a British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. He began his parliamentary career as a Tory and ended it as a Liberal.
He is best remembered for his leading of British foreign policy in a period of time when the United Kingdom was at its strongest. He served as both Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister. Some of his actions, now sometimes called 'liberal interventionist', were disliked by the Queen and by many of his fellow politicians.