Benjamin Disraeli, 1st and last Earl of Beaconsfield (1804 - 1881) MP

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Birthplace: Bedford Row, London, England or Adelphi apartments, Westminster, London, England
Death: Died in 19 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, England
Occupation: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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About Benjamin Disraeli, 1st and last Earl of Beaconsfield

"Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government in four decades, twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.

Although he was a major figure in the protectionist wing of the Conservative Party after 1844, Disraeli's relations with other major figures in the party, particularly Lord Derby, the party leader, were often strained. From the 1860s, however, Disraeli's relationship with Derby improved and he became Derby's successor as the leader of the Conservatives. Disraeli's career from 1852 onwards was also marked by an intense rivalry with William Ewart Gladstone, who eventually rose to become leader of the Liberal Party. In this feud, Disraeli was aided by his warm friendship with Queen Victoria, who detested Gladstone. In 1876, after nearly forty years in the House of Commons, Disraeli was created Earl of Beaconsfield and moved to the House of Lords. He was a devout Anglican since his baptism at age 12, though also Britain's only prime minister of Jewish birth. Disraeli was well-known as a literary and social figure, though his novels are not generally regarded as part of the Victorian literary canon. Disraeli invented the political novel, of which Sybil and Vivian Grey are perhaps the best-known today."




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[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

[S300] Michael Rhodes, "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 8 February. Hereinafter cited as "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection."

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, pages 38-40.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 3, page 3845. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference "Disraeli, Benjamin, 1804-1881". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

[S334] #505 Visitation of England and Wales (1893-1921), Howard, Joseph Jackson, (21 volumes. London: [Joseph Jackson Howard], 1893-1921), FHL book 942 D23h., vol. 14 p. 141.

[S2411] #11915 British Genealogy (filmed 1950), Evans, Alcwyn Caryni, (Books A to H. National Library of Wales MSS 12359-12360D. Manuscript filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilms 104,355 and 104,390 item 2., book 5 p. E32.

[S4661] Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, New Series vol. 29 April 1848 p. 446.

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Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom's Timeline

December 21, 1804
Bedford Row, London, England or Adelphi apartments, Westminster, London, England
July 31, 1817
Age 12
St. Andrew's Church, Holborn, London, England
August 28, 1839
Age 34
St. George's, Hanover Square, London, England W1
April 19, 1881
Age 76
19 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, England
St. Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Hughenden, Buckinghamshire, England.