Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881
Earl of Beaconsfield 1804-1881, from the
Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women in
Europe and America by Evert A. Duyckinick
Benjamin Disraeli, Dizzy when among friends, was born and died in
Disraeli was a novelist. In 1826 and
1827 he created his work Vivian Grey.
Disraeli entered Parliament on July 27,
1837. He delivered his Maiden Speech
on December 1837. The speech flopped and he was shouted down. He
"I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will
In 1839, he married the wealthy widow
Mrs. Wyndham Lewis, who was born
Mary Anne Evans in 1792, and
who died in 1872.
On May 15, 1846, Benjamin Disraeli delivered his
The Cause of England Speech on the third reading of the
Corn Importation Bill, in which he targets
Disraeli became prime minister in 1868,
which put his term under the reign of
On April 3, 1872, Disraeli delivered his
Sanitas Sanitatum, Omnia Sanitas at Manchester.
Disraeli became once again prime
minister in 1874.
In 1877, Disraeli made
Sir Austen Henry Layard
ambassador to Constantinople.