David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor

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About David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a Welsh statesman and Liberal Party politician. He was the final Liberal to serve as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

As Chancellor of the Exchequer (1908–1915) during H. H. Asquith's tenure as Prime Minister, Lloyd George was a key figure in the introduction of many reforms which laid the foundations of the modern welfare state. His most important role came as the highly energetic Prime Minister of the Wartime Coalition Government (1916–22), during and immediately after the First World War. He was a major player at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that reordered Europe after the defeat of the Central Powers. Although he remained Prime Minister after the 1918 general election, the Conservatives were the largest party in the coalition, with the Liberals split between those loyal to Lloyd George, and those still supporting Asquith. He became the leader of the Liberal Party in the late 1920s, but it grew even smaller and more divided. By the 1930s he was a marginalised and widely mistrusted figure. He gave weak support to the war effort during the Second World War amidst fears that he was favourable toward Germany.

He was voted the third greatest British prime minister of the 20th century in a poll of 139 academics organised by MORI, and in 2002 he was named among the 100 Greatest Britons following a UK-wide vote.


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David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor's Timeline

January 17, 1863
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
February 15, 1889
Age 26
April 3, 1892
Age 29
Age 30
Age 38
October 4, 1929
Age 66
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
March 26, 1945
Age 82
Caernarfonshire, Wales, UK
March 30, 1945
Age 82
Beside the river Dwyfor in Llanystumdw