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Brougham, Henry Peter

Born: 1778 AD
Died: 1868 AD

1778 – Brougham was born in Edinburgh on the 19th of September.

1800 – Brougham chose law as his profession, and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates.

1803 – He gained such a reputation, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society at the age of only 25.

         – He quickly became a fixture in London society and gained the friendship of Lord Grey and other leading Whig politicians.

1806 – The Foreign Secretary, Charles James Fox, appointed him secretary to a diplomatic mission to Portugal, led by James St Clair-Erskine, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn and John Jervis, 1st Earl St Vincent.

1816 – He was to remain out of Parliament, when he was returned for Winchelsea.

1812 – Brougham had become one of the chief advisers to Caroline, Princess of Wales, the estranged wife of George, Prince of Wales, the Prince Regent and future George IV.

1830 – Brougham remained Member of Parliament for Winchelsea until February when he was returned for Knaresborough.

1868 – He died on the 7th of May.