Robert Peel

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Birthday
5, 1788
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 2, 1850 (62)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1788
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 2, 1850 (62)

About

Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the U.K. from December 1834 to April 1835 and also from August 1841 to June 1846. His legacy includes helping to create and establish the idea of the police force as we know it today.

Before Fame

His first political position was as a Member of Parliament for the Irish borough of Cashel, Tipperary at age 21.

Trivia

In his first term as prime minister, he issued the Tamworth Manifesto which outlined the basis for the modern British Conservative Party.

Family Life

His father was one of the wealthiest textile manufacturers in England.

Associated With

He was given the opportunity to form a minority government by Queen Victoria in May 1839.