Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735 - 1811) MP

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About Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton

Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, KG, PC (28 September 1735 – 14 March 1811), styled Earl of Euston between 1747 and 1757, was a British Whig statesman of the Georgian era. He was one of a handful of dukes who served as Prime Minister.

He became Prime Minister at the age of 33 in 1768, leading the supporters of William Pitt. However, he struggled to demonstrate an ability to counter increasing challenges to Britain's global dominance following the nations's victory in the Seven Years' War. He was widely attacked for allowing France to annex Corsica, and stepped down in 1770 handing over power to Lord North.

His Grace

The Duke of Grafton 

KG PC


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Prime Minister of Great Britain

In office

14 October 1768 – 28 January 1770

Monarch George III

Preceded by The Earl of Chatham

Succeeded by Lord North

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Born 28 September 1735(1735-09-28)

Died 14 March 1811 (aged 75)

Euston Hall, Suffolk

Political party Whig

Alma mater Peterhouse, Cambridge

Religion Unitarian

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Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton's Timeline

1735
September 28, 1735
1756
January 29, 1756
Age 20
1760
January 14, 1760
Age 24
1764
July 14, 1764
Age 28
1769
June 24, 1769
Age 33
Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
1770
April 9, 1770
Age 34
1775
October 19, 1775
Age 40
Euston, Suffolk, England
1780
June 1, 1780
Age 44
Euston Hall, Suffolk, England
1782
June 1, 1782
Age 46
1786
1786
Age 50