Saturday, December 26, 2015

Fact of the Day: Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom first in the year 1868 and again from 1874-1880. As of 2015 he is the only British Prime minister born to parents of the Jewish faith. He converted to Anglicanism (Church of England) at an early age. 

10 comments:

Huggybear said...

A great favorite of Queen Victoria.
One of the early persons who didn't have much
luck with controlling Afghanistan!- The days
of the British Empire.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin
PS: The US maxi, "Comanche", won the race to the heads and
presently has a good lead as the fleet "flies" over the waves
down the coast. Tonight might see some fun with unpleasant
weather predicted.

Christine said...

I never heard of him.

Dascha said...

That is interesting! Merry Christmas!

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Pat Hatt said...

He looks mighty serious too

stephen Hayes said...

He was one of the people who perverted Prince Albert's dream of a British Empire built on free trade and commerce rather than military force.

Anna and Klaudia said...

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, I didn't know Disraeli was an Anglican convert. I just assumed he practised the Jewish faith. Well, learn something new every day!

Sakuranko said...

Oh very interesting fact!
xx

DEZMOND said...

I remember him as a historian, yes? I know I read a lot of Disraeli's books on rulers

Martha said...

This is the first I hear of him.