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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
b.15 Mar 1779
d.24 Nov 1848
  1. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne1779 - 1848
  2. Frederick Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne1782 - 1853
  3. George Lamb1784 - 1834
  4. Emily Mary Lamb1787 - 1869
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Name William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 Mar 1779
Death[1] 24 Nov 1848


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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, usually referred to as Lord Melbourne, PC, FRS (15 March 1779 – 24 November 1848) was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830–1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835–1841). He is best known for his intense and successful mentoring of Queen Victoria, at ages 18–21, in the ways of politics. Historians conclude that Melbourne does not rank high as a prime minister, for there were no great foreign wars or domestic issues to handle, he lacked major achievements and enunciated no grand principles. "But he was kind, honest, and not self-seeking."

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  1. 1.0 1.1 William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).