Who is Benjamin Disraeli?

  • (noun): British statesman who as Prime Minister bought controlling interest in the Suez Canal and made Queen Victoria the empress of India (1804-1881).
    Synonyms: Disraeli, First Earl of Beaconsfield

Benjamin Disraeli

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.

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Political Fiction - Notable Examples
... The Betrothed (1842) by Alessandro Manzoni Coningsby (novel) (1844) by Benjamin Disraeli Sybil, or The Two Nations (1845) by Benjamin Disraeli Tancred (1847) by Benjamin Disraeli ...
Politics In Fiction - Written Works
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Leader Of The House Of Commons - Leaders of The House of Commons Since 1721 - 19th Century
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Leader Of The Opposition (United Kingdom) - List of Leaders of The Opposition
... of Granby 4 March 1848 vacant February 1849 Marquess of Granby John Charles Herries and Benjamin Disraeli 1851 ... Benjamin Disraeli 2 February 1852 Whig Lord John Russell 3 The 3rd ...

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