Fitzwilliam, William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 2d Earl
Fitzwilliam, William Wentworth Fitzwilliam,
2d Earl, 1748–1833, British administrator. Sent to Ireland as lord lieutenant in 1795, he expressed sympathy for the cause of Catholic Emancipation and was almost immediately recalled by William Pitt's ministry for allegedly exceeding his instructions.
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