Montagu, Charles, Earl Of Halifax

   Born at Horton, Northamptonshire, he was the son of George Montagu and grandson of the first Earl of Manchester. Educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he formed a lifelong friendship with Isaac Newton and from where he graduated M.A. sometime before 1684. He was a member of Parliament for Maldon from 1689 to 1695, and in 1689 became one of the clerks of the Privy Council. He established the Bank of England in 1694, was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, and in 1697 became first lord of the treasury and leader of the House of Commons. In 1714 he was created an earl, but died after only seven months in office. He was buried in the Chapel of Henry VII, Westminster Abbey, in the vault of General Monck (1608-1670). Some of his poems: "An Epistle to the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Dorset and Middlesex," "Ode on the Marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Anne, and Prince George of Denmark," "On the Death of His Most Sacred Majesty King Charles II," "The Fable of the Pot and the Kettle," "The Man of Honour."
   Sources: Anthology of Poems on Affairs of State: Augustan Satirical Verse, 1660-1714. George de F. Lord, ed. Yale University Press, 1975. Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 ( The National Portrait Gallery ( Westminster Abbey Official Guide (no date).

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Charles Montagu, 1. Earl of Halifax — KG, PC, FRS (* 16. April 1661 in Horton, Northamptonshire; † 19. Mai 1715 in London) war ein englischer Politiker und Dichter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax — The Right Honourable The Earl of Halifax KG, PC, FRS First Lord of the Treasury …   Wikipedia

  • George Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax — PC (c.1684 – 9 May 1739), was a British politician. Halifax was the son of Edward Montagu, younger son of Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, and Elizabeth Pelham. Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, was his uncle. He sat as a Member of… …   Wikipedia

  • Earl of Halifax — is a title that has been created four times in British history, once in the Peerage of England, twice in the Peerage of Great Britain and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.1679 creationThe first creation, in the Peerage of England in 1677 …   Wikipedia

  • Earl of Halifax — Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1. Earl of Halifax Earl of Halifax ist ein britischer erblicher Adelstitel, benannt nach der Stadt Halifax, Yorkshire, der nunmehr von der Familie Wood getragen wird. Der Titel wurde bislang viermal verliehen.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Earl of Halifax — Charles Montagu …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Halifax, Charles Montagu, 1st earl of, Viscount Sunbury — ▪ British statesman also called  (1700–14) Baron Halifax Of Halifax   born April 16, 1661, Horton, Northamptonshire, Eng. died May 19, 1715, London  Whig statesman, a financial genius who created several of the key elements of England s system of …   Universalium

  • Halifax, Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of — (1661 1715)    A famous wit, statesman, and patron of literature, was ed. at Westminster School and Trinity Coll., Camb. Entering Parliament he became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1694, and First Lord of the Treasury 1697. Vain and arrogant, he …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester — Sir Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester (c. 1563 – 7 November 1642) was the grandson of Sir Edward Montagu, Lord Chief Justice of the King s Bench 1539–1545, who was named by King Henry VIII one of the executors of his will, and governor to his …   Wikipedia

  • Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich — Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, KG (27 July 1625 ndash; 28 May 1672) was an English Infantry officer who later became a naval officer. He was the only surviving son of Sir Sidney Montagu, and was brought up at Hinchingbrooke House. He… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.