William Ewart Gladstone


William Ewart Gladstone


Gladstone, William Ewart, The Right Honorable, (1809-1898)


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Date Submitted

December 9, 2016

Birth Date

December 29, 1809


Liverpool, England

Death Date

May 19, 1898


Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Biographical summary

A Liverpudlian born on December 29, 1809, Gladstone was most famously known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for four terms ranging from 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886-1886, and 1892-1894. He was elected Professor of Ancient History at the Royal Academy in 1875, when he was also inducted as an Honorary Member. An established author on politics and a renowned public speaker, Gladstone’s eclectic span of interests even included collecting ancient and bric-à-brac.


Emerson, George Rose. William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of England: A Political and Literary Biography. London: Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co., 1893.
Matthew,, H. C. G. “Gladstone, William Ewart (1809–1898).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2011 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/10787, accessed 8 Dec 2016]
Morley, John. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan Company, 1911.




William Ewart Gladstone

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“William Ewart Gladstone,” Victorian Artists at Home, accessed December 1, 2023, https://artistsathome.emorydomains.org/items/show/407.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:relation Item: RT. HON. W. E. GLADSTONE, M.P.
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