Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881), Prime Minister and novelist
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Statesman; first made his mark as a flamboyant literary prodigy; gradually asserted his influence on the Tory Party through his outstanding abilities as a politician and orator, becoming Prime Minister in 1868; guided the Second Reform Bill through Parliament; his diplomatic triumphs included the purchase of the Suez Canal, and the Congress of Berlin; one of the greatest statesmen of his age.
by W. Saull
wood engraving, 1886