Encyclopedia > William Beckford

  Article Content

William Beckford

William Beckford (1709-1770) was a well-known political figure in 18th century London, and twice held the office of Lord Mayor of London.

Beckford was born in Jamaica, and was sent back to England by his family in 1723 to be educated. He studied at Westminster School, and made his career in the city. He became an alderman[?] in 1752 and MP for the City of London in 1753. His son, William Thomas Beckford, was a successful writer.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz

... Magdeburg. He read philosophy at Berlin, Halle and Heidelberg, devoting himself mainly to the doctrines of Hegel and Schleiermacher. After holding the chair of ...

This page was created in 55.6 ms