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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Melbourne House, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Melbourne House, Melbourne, Derbyshire, England
Place of Burial: St Etheldreda Churchyard, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne and Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne
Husband of Lady Caroline Lamb
Father of George Augustus Lamb and ?????? Lamb
Brother of Frederick Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne; Emily Mary Lamb, Lady Cowper; Hon. Peniston Lamb and Hon. George Lamb

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About William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

"William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, usually referred to as Lord Melbourne, PC, FRS (15 March 1779 – 24 November 1848) was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830–1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835–1841). He is best known for his intense and successful mentoring of Queen Victoria, at ages 18–21, in the ways of politics. Historians conclude that Melbourne does not rank high as a prime minister, for there were no great foreign wars or domestic issues to handle, he lacked major achievements, and he enunciated no grand principles. "But he was kind, honest, and not self-seeking."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lamb,_2nd_Viscount_Melbourne

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6642

https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/william-lamb-2nd-viscount-melbourne

http://www.thepeerage.com/p2726.htm#i27257

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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne's Timeline

1779
March 15, 1779
Melbourne House, London, Middlesex, England
April 11, 1779
St. James' Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
1805
June 3, 1805
Age 26
St. Mary-St. Marylebone Road, St. Marylebone, Middlesex, England
1807
August 28, 1807
Age 28
London, London, England
1809
1809
Age 29
1848
November 24, 1848
Age 69
Melbourne House, Melbourne, Derbyshire, England
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St Etheldreda Churchyard, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England