Arthur Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, Prime Minister of Great Britain

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Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl Balfour

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Birthplace: Whittingehame House, Willow Rise, East Lothian, United Kingdom
Death: March 19, 1930 (81)
Fishers Hill House, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
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Son of James Maitland Balfour and Lady Blanche Mary Harriet Balfour
Brother of Gerald Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour; Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick; Alice Blanche Balfour; Francis Maitland Balfour; Eustace James Anthony Balfour and 1 other

Occupation: Declarationer, Prime Minister
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About Arthur Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, Prime Minister of Great Britain

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC, DL (25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930) was a British Conservative politician and statesman. He authored the Perpetual Crimes Act (1887) (or Coercion Act) aimed at the prevention of boycotting, intimidation, unlawful assembly in Ireland during the Irish Land War, and was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905, a time when his party and government became divided over the issue of tariff reform. Later, as Foreign Secretary, he authored the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which supported the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

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1848
July 25, 1848
Willow Rise, East Lothian, United Kingdom
1930
March 19, 1930
Age 81
Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom