George Canning PC, FRS (11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827) was a British statesman and politician who served as Foreign Secretary and briefly Prime Minister.
Read more about George Canning: Early Life: 1770–1793, Entry Into Politics: 1793–1795, Foreign Office: 1796–1799, Office: 1799–1800, Paymaster of The Forces: 1800–1801, Backbenches: 1801–1804, Treasurer of The Navy: 1804–1806, Backbenches: 1806–1807, Foreign Secretary: 1807–1809, Backbenches: 1809–1814, Ambassador To Lisbon: 1814–1816, President of The Board of Control: 1816–1820, Backbenches: 1821–1822, Foreign Secretary and Leader of The House: 1822–1827, Prime Minister: 1827, Legacy, Family, George Canning's Government, April 1827 - August 1827
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