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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
The Earl of Chatham
|Prime Minister of Great Britain|
30 July 1766 – 14 October 1768
|Preceded by||The Marquess of Rockingham|
|Succeeded by||The Duke of Grafton|
|Born||15 November 1708|
Westminster, London, England
|Died||11 May 1778 (aged 69)|
Hayes, Kent, England
In 1758, during the Seven Years' War, he came up with the strategy of blocking the St. Lawrence River so the French troops in Quebec and Montreal couldn't re-supply. This weakened the French side, and helped to win the war.
His son, William Pitt the Younger, was also a prime minister.