Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868) MP

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Birthplace: Cowgate, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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About Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

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"Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778–1868) (pronounced Broom and Vokes) was a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of Great Britain...

...Brougham was born and grew up in Edinburgh, the eldest son of Henry Brougham, of Brougham Hall in Westmorland, and Eleanora, daughter of Reverend James Syme...

...Brougham had married Mary Spalding (d. 1865), daughter of Thomas Eden and widow of John Spalding, MP, in 1821. They had two daughters, both of whom predeceased their parents, the latter one dying in 1839. Lord Brougham and Vaux died in May 1868 in Cannes, France, aged 89, and was buried in the Cimetière du Grand Jas. The cemetery is up to the present dominated by Brougham's statue, and he is honoured for his major role in building the city of Cannes. His hatchment is in Ninekirks, which was then the parish church of Brougham...

...The Barony of 1830 became extinct on his death, while he was succeeded in the Barony of 1860 according to the special remainder by his younger brother William Brougham."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 8 October 2012, 16:53 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Brougham,_1st_Baron_Brougham_and_Vaux&oldid=516666445> [accessed 27 November 2012]

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Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux's Timeline

1778
September 19, 1778
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1821
1821
Age 42
1868
May 7, 1868
Age 89
Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France