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Louis François Roubiliac

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Louis François Roubiliac

by John William Cook, published by John Major, after Adrien Carpentiers (Carpentière, Charpentière)
line engraving, published 15 October 1827 (1762)
8 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (209 mm x 132 mm) plate size; 10 1/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. (260 mm x 173 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D34286

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Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

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University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.

International

Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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