- Grenville, George
born Oct. 14, 1712died Nov. 13, 1770, London, Eng.English politician.He entered Parliament in 1741, held a number of ministerial appointments, then served as prime minister (1763–65). His policy of taxing the American colonies, initiated by his Revenue Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765, started the train of events leading to the American Revolution. He was unpopular for the prosecution of John Wilkes for seditious libel and his clumsy handling of the Regency Act of 1765, alienating George III and leading to the fall of his ministry. In opposition thereafter, Grenville helped bring about the passage of the Townshend Acts (1767).
* * *▪ prime minister of Great Britainborn Oct. 14, 1712died Nov. 13, 1770, London, Eng.English politician whose policy of taxing the American colonies, initiated by his Revenue Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765, started the train of events leading to the American Revolution.He entered Parliament in 1741, one of the “cousinhood” of men interrelated by blood or marriage and further united in their opposition to Sir Robert Walpole, who held power from 1721 to 1742. After holding a number of ministerial appointments, Grenville was recommended to George III by Lord Bute to be his successor as first lord of the Treasury (prime minister). Grenville's ministry (1763–65) was unhappy and disastrous, largely because of his lack of finesse, eloquence, and imagination and his determination to control all crown patronage. His relationship with the king suffered from George III's habit of continual consultation with Bute. Apart from American taxation, other notable incidents during the Grenville administration included the prosecution of John Wilkes for seditious libel and the clumsy handling of the Regency Act of 1765 that had been introduced as a result of a severe illness the king had suffered. This bumbling finally alienated the king and led to the fall of the ministry. In opposition after 1765, Grenville castigated politicians opposed to American taxation and helped to bring about the passage of Townshend's (Townshend Acts) Revenue Act of 1767, which renewed tension between Britain and the colonies.
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