Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

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About Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

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Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, KG, GCVO, PC (3 February 1830 – 22 August 1903), known as Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and as Viscount Cranborne from 1865 until 1868, was a British Conservative statesman and thrice Prime Minister, serving for a total of over 13 years. He was the first British Prime Minister of the 20th century and the last Prime Minister to head his full administration from the House of Lords.

Salisbury is seen as an icon of traditional, aristocratic conservatism. The Conservative historian Robert Blake considered Salisbury "the most formidable intellectual figure that the Conservative party has ever produced". The Conservative historian Maurice Cowling claimed that "The giant of conservative doctrine is Salisbury".

Not long before his death in 1967, Clement Attlee (Labour Party Prime Minister, 1945–1951) was invited to Chequers by Prime Minister Harold Wilson and was asked who he thought was the best Prime Minister of his lifetime. Attlee immediately replied: "Salisbury".

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Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury's Timeline

1830
February 3, 1830
Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
1858
1858
Age 27
Marylebone, London, England
1861
1861
Age 30
1863
March 9, 1863
Age 33
1864
September 14, 1864
Age 34
London, United Kingdom
1867
1867
Age 36
1869
October 14, 1869
Age 39
1903
August 22, 1903
Age 73
Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
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