Canning, George

Canning, George
► (1770-1827) Político británico. Adversario de Metternich y de la Santa Alianza, se opuso a la intervención de esta en España.

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(11 abr. 1770, Londres, Inglaterra–8 ago. 1827, Chiswick, cerca de Londres).

Político británico. En su juventud estuvo bajo la influencia de William Pitt, quien lo ayudó a ganar un escaño en el parlamento (1793) y a obtener el cargo de subsecretario de asuntos exteriores (1796–99). Fue dos veces secretario de asuntos exteriores (1807–09, 1822–27); sus políticas incluyeron el retiro de Inglaterra de la Santa Alianza y el reconocimiento de la independencia de las colonias hispanoamericanas. Se convirtió en primer ministro en 1827, pero murió pocos meses más tarde. Ayudó al partido tory a tener una visión más liberal respecto a muchos asuntos de política interna, colonial y exterior.

George Canning, pintura de Sir Thomas Lawrence y R. Evans; National Portrait Gallery, Londres.
Courtesy of The National Portrait Gallery, London

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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