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George Canning

(11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827 / London, England)

George Canning
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George Canning PC, FRS was a British statesman and politician who served as Foreign Secretary and briefly Prime Minister.

Early life: 1770–1793

Canning was born into an Anglo-Irish family at his parents' home in Queen Anne Street, Marylebone, London. Canning described himself as "an Irishman born in London". His father, George Canning, Sr., of Garvagh, County Londonderry, Ireland, was a gentleman of limited means, a failed wine merchant and lawyer, who renounced his right to inherit the family estate in exchange for payment of his substantial debts. George Sr. eventually abandoned the family and died in poverty on 11 April 1771, his son's first birthday, in ... more »

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  • ''In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch
    Is offering too little and asking too much.''
    George Canning (1770-1827), British poet. A Political Despatch (l. 1-2). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith,...
  • In matter of commerce the fault of the Dutch
    Is offering too little and asking too much.
    The French are with equal advantage content,
    So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per c...
    George Canning (1770-1827), British statesman, prime minister. coded letter, Jan. 31, 1826, to the English ambassador at the Hague, Holland. Canning's...
  • Give me th' avowed, th' erect, the manly foe,
    Bold I can meet—perhaps may turn his blow;
    But of all plagues, good Heav'n, thy wrath can send,
    Save, save, oh! save me from the...
    George Canning (1770-1827), British statesman, prime minister. The New Morality, l. 207-10 (1798).
  • Away with the cant of "Measures, not men!"Mthe idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. No, Sir, if the comparison must be made, if the distinction must ...
    George Canning (1770-1827), British statesman, prime minister. Speech, December 9, 1802, House of Commons.
  • Intimately concerned as we are with the system of Europe, it does not follow that we are therefore called upon to mix ourselves on every occasion, with a restless and meddling activity, in the concern...
    George Canning (1770-1827), British statesman, prime minister. Speech, October 28, 1823.
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