Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax


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Montagu, CHARLES, first Earl of Halifax, statesman; born April 16, 1661; appointed a lord of the treasury in 1692; induced Parliament to raise a large loan, which was the beginning of the national debt of England. He became chancellor of the exchequer in 1694; Baron of Halifax in 1700; Earl of Halifax in 1714. He died May 19, 1715.




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