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Was there a prime minister called Pit?

He was the son of his father and was named after him. When he was young he was called pit the young and when he was old he died. Before he died he asked if he could leave the country. After he died he ate a veal pie. I think I have written this down right but I can’t find this guy anywhere.

"He was the son of his father", that’s how it normally happens.
"when he was old he died", that’s normal.
"After he died he ate a veal pie". Now that’s impossible.
If you had search correctly,ie for Pitt, you would have got About 56,200,000 results (0.41 seconds).

11 thoughts on “Was there a prime minister called Pit?

  1. Dav says:

    there were 2 pit the younger and william pit the elder
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  2. Squidmaster says:

    There were two, one called the elder, and one the younger.
    And to be pedantic, it was spelled with two Ts. Pitt.
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  3. Mipanko says:

    Yes, but it’s spelt Pitt.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Pitt_the_Younger

  4. Christine H says:

    It appears the "Madness of King George" may have been passed along to you on the way to investigate this question.

    Suggest you Google Pitt the Peeler and Pitt the GIant Killer.

    That should work!!!
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  5. L CALABAN says:

    There was two pit and pit the younger
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    History

  6. Fred Smith says:

    "He was the son of his father", that’s how it normally happens.
    "when he was old he died", that’s normal.
    "After he died he ate a veal pie". Now that’s impossible.
    If you had search correctly,ie for Pitt, you would have got About 56,200,000 results (0.41 seconds).
    References :

  7. Laredo says:

    William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham, (1708–1778) in office from 30th July 1766 until 14th October 1768

    William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806) MP for Appleby until 1784, MP for Cambridge University from 1784. I have given you a web site for William PItt the Younger.
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    http://www.victorianweb.org/history/pms/​pitt.html

  8. Professor says:

    This question caught my eye and so I took a look at Mr Pitt and found that on his death bed he really did say something along the lines of " I think I could down one of Bellamy’s veal pies". Political life being what it is there later was a claim that his last words were “Oh, my country! How I leave my country!” but I prefer to go along with the questioner here and his reference on a veal pie.
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  9. Laurence says:

    No, but there were two, uncle and nephew, called William Pitt the elder and William Pitt the younger. However since the uncle was awarded a title, the Earldom of Chatham, he is called Chatham at least as much as he is called Pitt the Elder.
    The younger Pitt also happens to have been the youngest person ever to have been appointed Prime Minister.
    The veal pie story relates to his death, which occurred shortly after Napoleon had defeated both Austria and Russia at the Battle of Austerlitz. This gave Napoleon effective mastery of all Europe, with only England still at war with him, a terrible disaster that was supposedly the reason for Pitt’s untimely death (although his alcoholism may have contributed). Three stories arose as to what had been his dying words: (1) "How I leave my country!" (meaning regreat at the perils it was facing), (2) the more patriotic "How I love my country", and (3) the more probable: "I feel a bit better, Would you please send for one of Mrs.so-and-so’s veal pies?"
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  10. Biochemical Robot says:

    watt a PITY we lose touch with our own history
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