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. 


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!


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...

Interesting news :) Merry Christmas :)
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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!

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.