Lord Burghley William Cecil
b.13 Sep 1520 Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
d.4 Aug 1598 Burghley House, Strand, London, Middlesex, England
m. ca 1519
m. 8 Aug 1541
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William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (sometimes spelt Burleigh), KG (13 September 1520 – 4 August 1598) was an English statesman, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign, twice Secretary of State (1550–1553 and 1558–1572) and Lord High Treasurer from 1572. He was the founder of the Cecil dynasty which has produced many politicians including two Prime Ministers.