13 Nov 1770 George Grenville, the English politician

1770 George Grenville died in London

This Day in History 13 Nov 1770 George Grenville, the English politician whose policy of taxing the American colonies started the train of events leading to the American Revolution, died in London.

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.

born Oct. 14, 1712

died Nov. 13, 1770, London, Eng.

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