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  1. William Petty Fitzmaurice, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, KG, PC (2 May 1737 – 7 May 1805; known as the Earl of Shelburne between 1761 and 1784, by which title he is generally known to history), was an Anglo-Irish Whig statesman who was the first home secretary in 1782 and then prime minister from 1782 to 1783 during the final months ...

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  2. 20 de mar. de 2024 · William Petty-Fitzmaurice, 1st marquess of Lansdowne (born May 13, 1737, Dublin—died May 7, 1805, London) was a British statesman and prime minister (July 1782 to April 1783) during the reign of George III. The son of John Fitzmaurice, who took the additional name of Petty on succeeding to the Irish estates of his uncle and who was ...

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  3. Explore the History of the Lansdowne Family. The Fitzmaurices, of Norman origin, settled in Ireland in the Twelfth century. In 1692, the marriage of Thomas Fitzmaurice and Anne Petty, the only daughter of the scientist and philosopher, Sir William Petty (1623-1687) transformed the family fortunes.

  4. William Thomas Petty-FitzMaurice, Earl of Kerry (30 March 1811 – 21 August 1836), styled Earl of Wycombe between 1811 and 1818, was a British heir and Whig politician.

  5. William Petty Nascimento 2 de maio de 1737 Dublin, Leinster, Reino da Irlanda: Morte 7 de maio de 1805 (68 anos) Londres, Reino Unido: Progenitores Mãe: Mary Fitzmaurice Pai: John Petty Alma mater: Christ Church, Oxford: Esposas Sophia Carteret Louisa FitzPatrick Partido Whig: Religião Dissidente

  6. Sir William Petty FRS (26 May 1623 – 16 December 1687) was an English economist, physician, scientist and philosopher. He first became prominent serving Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth in Ireland. He developed efficient methods to survey the land that was to be confiscated and given to Cromwell's soldiers.

  7. Home. Petty, William. Contributed by. Geoghegan, Patrick M. Petty, William (1737–1805), 2nd earl of Shelburne and British prime minister, was born 2 May 1737 in Dublin, eldest son of John Petty (formerly Fitzmaurice), 1st earl of Shelburne, and Mary Petty (née Fitzmaurice).