John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer (1782-1845), known during his father's lifetime (i. Year 1782 ( MDCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common e. until 1834) by his courtesy title Viscount Althorp, was an English statesman. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A statesman or stateswoman or statesperson is usually a Politician or other notable figure of State who has had a long and respected career in
His father George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer had served in the ministries of Pitt the Younger, Charles James Fox and Lord Grenville, and was First Lord of the Admiralty (1794 - 1801). George John Spencer 2nd Earl Spencer KG PC FRS FSA ( 1 September 1758 &ndash 10 November 1834) was William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 &ndash 23 January 1806 was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The Right Honourable Charles James Fox ( 24 January 1749 &ndash 13 September 1806) was a prominent British Whig William Wyndham Grenville 1st Baron Grenville PC (25 October 1759 &ndash 12 January 1834 was a British Whig Statesman and Prime Minister The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty were the members of the Board of Admiralty, which exercised command over the Royal Navy. He was married to the eldest daughter of Lord Lucan Their eldest son, John Charles, was born at Spencer House, London, on 30 May 1782. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following Year 1782 ( MDCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In 1800, after Harrow, he took up his residence at Trinity College, Cambridge, and for some time applied himself energetically to mathematical studies; but he spent most of his time in hunting and racing. Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. In 1804 he entered parliament as a member for Okehampton in Devon. The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords Okehampton is a Town and Civil parish in Devon, England, at the northern edge of Dartmoor, on the River Okement. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name He vacated his seat in 1806, to contest the University of Cambridge against Lord Henry Petty and Lord Palmerston (when he was hopelessly beaten), but he was elected that same year for St Albans, and appointed a lord of the treasury. The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne KG, PC, FRS ( 2 July 1780 – 31 January 1863) "Lord Palmerston" and "Henry Temple" redirect here St Albans is the main urban area of the City and District of St Albans in southern Hertfordshire, England, around north of central London. At the general election in November 1806, he was elected for Northamptonshire, and he continued to sit for the county until he succeeded to the peerage. Northamptonshire (or archaically the County of Northampton; abbreviated Northants The Peerage is a system of Titles of Nobility in the United Kingdom, part of the British honours system. For the next few years after this speech Lord Althorp occasionally spoke in debate and always on the side of Liberalism, but from 1813 to 1818 he was only rarely in the House of Commons. Liberalism is a broad array of related ideas and theories of Government that consider individual Liberty to be the most important political goal His absence was partly due to a feeling that it was hopeless to struggle against the will of the Tory ministry, but more particularly to his marriage on 14 April 1814, to Esther, only daughter of Richard Acklom of Wiseton Hall, Northamptonshire, who died in childbirth 1818. In the political tradition of some English-speaking countries, the term Tory has referred to a variety of political parties and Creeds since it was Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Year 1814 ( MDCCCXIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
In 1819, on his return to political life, he pressed for establishing a more efficient bankruptcy court, and of expediting the recovery of small debts; and he saw both these reforms accomplished before 1825. During the greater part of the reign of George IV the Whigs lost their legitimate influence in the state from their want of cohesion, but this defect was soon remedied in 1830 when Lord Althorp was chosen their leader in the lower house, and his capacity for the position was proved by experience. The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to In Lord Grey's government Althorp was both Leader of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Exchequer. Charles Grey 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764 &ndash 17 July 1845 known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807 was a British The Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom who is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister who is responsible for all Economic and Financial He was instrumental in success of the government measures. Along with Lord John Russell, he led the fight to pass the Reform Bill of 1832, making more than twenty speeches, and is generally considered the architect of its victory. John Russell 1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC (18 August 1792 &ndash 28 May 1878 known as Lord John Russell before 1861 was an English The Representation of the People Act 1832, commonly known as the Reform Act 1832, was an Act of Parliament that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system
After the dissolution of 1833 the Whig government had been slowly dying, and was further weakened by Althorp's promotion to the House of Lords following the death of his father in 1834. The House of Lords is the second house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is also commonly referred to as "the Lords" The new Lord Spencer abandoned the cares of office and returned to country life with unalloyed delight. Henceforth agriculture, not politics, was his principal interest. He was the first president of the Royal Agricultural Society (founded 1838), and a notable cattle-breeder. The Royal Agricultural Society of England was established in the United Kingdom in 1838 with the motto "Practice with Science" Often as he was urged by his political friends to come to their assistance, be rarely quit the peaceful pleasures which he loved. He died without issue at Wiseton on 1 October 1845, and was succeeded by his brother Frederick (d. Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common 1857).
He had held, as a statesman, a remarkable position. The Whigs required, to carry the Reform Bill, a leader of unstained character, one to whom party spirit could not attach the suspicion of greed of office, and against Lord Althorp malevolence was powerless. No stronger proof of his pre-eminence could be given than the oft-quoted saying of Lord Hardinge that one of Croker's ablest speeches was demolished by the simple statement of Lord Althorp that he "had collected some figures which entirely refuted it, but had lost them. " The trust which the house put in him then was never wanting.
Spencer Street in Melbourne, Australia, is named in his honour. Spencer Street is a major street in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.
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