Bute, John Stuart, third Earl of (17121792)

Bute, John Stuart, third Earl of, statesman, born of an old Scotch family; Secretary of State, and from May 1762 to April 1763 Prime Minister under George III., over whom he had a great influence; was very unpopular as a statesman, his leading idea being the supremacy of the king; spent the last 24 years of his life in retirement, devoting himself to literature and science (17121792).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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