William Pitt the younger
Who was he?
William Pitt, the younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British
politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He
became the youngest Prime Minister in 1783 at the age of 24 (although
at this period the term Prime Minister was not used). He left office in
1801, but was Prime Minister again from 1804 until his death in 1806.
He is known as "William Pitt the Younger" to distinguish him from his
father, William Pitt the elder
previously served as Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Why was he in Bath?
William Pitt long suffered from ill health. He was plagued with gout
and "biliousness", perhaps caused by a "duodenal ulcer". The date
indicted on his plaque (below) - 1802 - is in the period between his
two terms as Prime Minister.
Location of plaque at 15 Johnstone Street:
The text reads
"Here lived William Pitt A.D. 1802"
Location map of 15 Johnstone Street:
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