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Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton
b.28 Sep 1735
d.14 Mar 1811
  1. Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton1735 - 1811
  2. Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton1737 - 1797
  • HAugustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton1735 - 1811
  • WHon. Anne Liddell1737 - 1804
  1. George FitzRoy, 4th Duke of Grafton1760 - 1844
  2. Lord Charles FitzRoy1764 - 1829
  • HAugustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton1735 - 1811
  • W.  Elizabeth Wrottesley (add)
m. 24 Jun 1769
  1. Lady Frances FitzRoy1780 - 1866
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Name Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 Sep 1735
Marriage 24 Jun 1769 to Elizabeth Wrottesley (add)
Death[1] 14 Mar 1811


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Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, KG, PC (28 September 1735 – 14 March 1811), styled Earl of Euston between 1747 and 1757, was a British Whig of the Georgian era. He is one of a handful of dukes who have served as Prime Minister.

He became Prime Minister in 1768 at the age of 33, leading the supporters of William Pitt, and was the youngest person to have held the office until the appointment of William Pitt the Younger 15 years later. However, he struggled to demonstrate an ability to counter increasing challenges to Britain's global dominance following the nations's victory in the Seven Years' War. He was widely attacked for allowing France to annex Corsica, and stepped down in 1770, handing over power to Lord North.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).