- NAME: W.E. Gladstone
- OCCUPATION: Prime Minister
- BIRTH DATE: December 29, 1809
- DEATH DATE: May 19, 1898
- EDUCATION: Eton College, University of Oxford, Christ Church
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Hawarden, Wales, United Kingdom
- Full Name: William Ewart Gladstone
- AKA: William E. Gladstone
- AKA: William Gladstone
- AKA: W.E. Gladstone
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W.E. Gladstone was a British statesman and four-time prime minister of Great Britain (1868–74, 1880–85, 1886, 1892–94).
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When Benjamin Disraeli resigned in 1868, Queen Victoria called on W.E. Gladstone to form a government, and he became prime minister. In 1873, Gladstone resigned but was forced back into office by Disraeli's refusal to return. His PM/resignation cycle occurred three more times before he resigned for good in 1894, but he is regarded as perhaps the greatest British politician of the 19th century.
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