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George Aberdeen
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Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 28th of January 1784
Died on 14th of December 1860

Born 1784. Died 1860 - Scottish statesman and Prime Minister.

Educated at Harrow and inherited a peerage at the age of seven. He was foreign secretary twice, under the Duke of Wellington (1828-30) and under Sir Robert Peel (1841-46). In 1852 he became Prime Minister of a coalition government, but mismanagement during the Crimean War forced his resignation in 1855.

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