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About Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton

Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, KG, PC (28 September 1735 – 14 March 1811), styled Earl of Euston between 1747 and 1757, was a British Whig statesman of the Georgian era. He was one of a handful of dukes who served as Prime Minister.

He became Prime Minister at the age of 33 in 1768, leading the supporters of William Pitt. However, he struggled to demonstrate an ability to counter increasing challenges to Britain's global dominance following the nations's victory in the Seven Years' War. He was widely attacked for allowing France to annex Corsica, and stepped down in 1770 handing over power to Lord North.

His Grace

The Duke of Grafton 



Prime Minister of Great Britain

In office

14 October 1768 – 28 January 1770

Monarch George III

Preceded by The Earl of Chatham

Succeeded by Lord North


Born 28 September 1735(1735-09-28)

Died 14 March 1811 (aged 75)

Euston Hall, Suffolk

Political party Whig

Alma mater Peterhouse, Cambridge

Religion Unitarian


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Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton's Timeline

September 28, 1735
January 14, 1760
Age 24
July 14, 1764
Age 28
April 9, 1770
Age 34
October 19, 1775
Age 40
Euston, Suffolk, England
June 1, 1780
Age 44
Euston Hall, Suffolk, England
June 1, 1782
Age 46
Age 49