Rockingham, Charles Watson( Marquis, English statesman, Prime Minister)
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Born May 13, 1730, presumably in London, was educated at Westminster and St. John's College, Cambridge University. In 1750, inherited the title of Marquis Rokingema and peer England. In 1751 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire, took place in the House of Lords. He has held various administrative positions, but in 1762 was deposed king's favorite Earl of Bute. In 1765, after the refusal of William Pitt the Elder to join the post of prime minister, Rockingham formed a government to include him in as secretary of state, General Henry Seymour Conway and the Duke of Crafton. His appointment of the Prime Minister have largely contributed to the wealth and family connections Rokingemov, as well as the activities of his personal secretary, Edmund Burke. Rockingham sympathized with the American colonists, and his negative attitude to the stamp act contributed to the abolition. In July 1766 the contradictions within the cabinet forced him to leave his post. During the next 16 years Rockingham was in opposition. In 1782, after the fall of the Cabinet North, Rockingham was re-appointed Prime Minister. In the best of its capabilities, he advocated the granting of independence of Ireland in matters of legislation, . conducted through parliament a bill to limit the rights of Burke King in senior government positions, . persuaded George III to grant independence to the Americans,
. Rockingham died in London on 1 July 1782.