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Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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The Rt Hon The Viscount Palmerston
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
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
Personal details
Born 20 October 1784(1784-10-20)
Broadlands, Hampshire
Died 18 October 1865(1865-10-18) (aged 80)
Brocket, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Political party Liberal

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 termed liberal interventionist, were not liked by a lot of people at the time.