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Chesterfield, Philip Dormer

( English statesman and writer)

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(1694-1773)
Born in London on September 22, 1694. Spent a year at Trinity College in Cambridge, then traveled across the continent, and in 1726 inherited the title of Count. Chesterfield carried out important assignments as ambassador to The Hague from 1728 to 1732, was Lord Deputy of Ireland (1745-1746). In 1746, in 1748 served as Secretary of State and after his resignation he rejected the title of Duke. Then Chesterfield withdrawn from practical cases because of progressive deafness. Chesterfield died in London on March 24, 1773.
Chesterfield gained a reputation as an orator, his most important accomplishment was a speech delivered in 1737 against the bill on licensing of theaters. He was a friend and patron of many eminent writers both at home and abroad. Published in 'World' in 1754 essay Chesterfield, containing praise of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, inspired the famous lexicographer on the letter of rebuke

. His reputation as a writer is obliged to Chesterfield posthumously published a letter addressed to his son Philip illegal Stenhopu (from 1737 to 1768), and then - Chesterfield godson and heir, also named Philip Stenhopom (from 1761 to 1770).


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