List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom by longevity

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This is a list of UK Prime Ministers by longevity. For those Prime Ministers still living, the lifespan column gives the age as of 25 December.

Prime Minister
Date of birth
Start date
of (first) term
Age at beginning
of (first) term
End date
of (final) term
Total time
in office
Date of death
Lifespan
Walpole, RobertRobert Walpole 1676-08-26(1676-08-26)26 August 1676 4 April 1721 (1721-04-04) 44-22144 years, 221 days 11 February 1742 (1742-02-11) 07,6187,618 days 1745-03-1818 March 1745(1745-03-18) 25,040 days (68 years, 204 days)
Compton, SpencerSpencer Compton 1673-03-18(1673-03-18)18 March 1673 16 February 1742 (1742-02-16) 68-33568 years, 335 days 2 July 1743 (1743-07-02)[1] 00,501501 days 1743-07-022 July 1743(1743-07-02) 25,672 days (70 years, 106 days)
Pelham, HenryHenry Pelham 1694-09-25(1694-09-25)25 September 1694 27 August 1743 (1743-08-27) 48-33648 years, 336 days 6 March 1754 (1754-03-06)[1] 03,8443,844 days 1754-03-066 March 1754(1754-03-06) 21,711 days (59 years, 162 days)
Pelham-Holles, ThomasThomas Pelham-Holles 1693-07-21(1693-07-21)21 July 1693 16 March 1754 (1754-03-16) 60-23860 years, 238 days 26 May 1762 (1762-05-26) 02,7652,765 days 1768-11-1717 November 1768(1768-11-17) 27,512 days (75 years, 119 days)
Cavendish, WilliamWilliam Cavendish 1720-05-08(1720-05-08)8 May 1720 16 November 1756 (1756-11-16) 36-19236 years, 192 days 25 June 1757 (1757-06-25) 00,221221 days 1764-10-022 October 1764(1764-10-02) 16,218 days (44 years, 147 days)
Stuart, JohnJohn Stuart 1713-05-25(1713-05-25)25 May 1713 26 May 1762 (1762-05-26) 49-00149 years, 1 day 8 April 1763 (1763-04-08) 00,317317 days 1792-03-1010 March 1792(1792-03-10) 28,779 days (78 years, 290 days)
Grenville, GeorgeGeorge Grenville 1712-10-14(1712-10-14)14 October 1712 16 April 1763 (1763-04-16) 50-18450 years, 184 days 13 July 1765 (1765-07-13) 00,819819 days 1770-11-1313 November 1770(1770-11-13) 21,214 days (58 years, 30 days)
Watson-Wentworth, CharlesCharles Watson-Wentworth 1730-05-13(1730-05-13)13 May 1730 13 July 1765 (1765-07-13) 35-06135 years, 61 days 1 July 1782 (1782-07-01)[1] 00,478478 days 1782-07-011 July 1782(1782-07-01) 19,042 days (52 years, 49 days)
Pitt, William 1William Pitt the Elder 1708-11-15(1708-11-15)15 November 1708 30 July 1766 (1766-07-30) 57-25757 years, 257 days 14 October 1768 (1768-10-14) 00,807807 days 1778-05-1111 May 1778(1778-05-11) 25,379 days (69 years, 177 days)
Fitzroy, AugustusAugustus FitzRoy 1735-09-28(1735-09-28)28 September 1735 14 October 1768 (1768-10-14) 33-01633 years, 16 days 28 January 1770 (1770-01-28) 00,471471 days 1811-03-1414 March 1811(1811-03-14) 27,560 days (75 years, 167 days)
North, FrederickFrederick North 1732-04-13(1732-04-13)13 April 1732 28 January 1770 (1770-01-28) 37-29037 years, 290 days 22 March 1782 (1782-03-22) 04,4364,436 days 1792-08-055 August 1792(1792-08-05) 22,029 days (60 years, 114 days)
Petty, WilliamWilliam Petty 1737-05-02(1737-05-02)2 May 1737 4 July 1782 (1782-07-04) 45-06345 years, 63 days 2 April 1783 (1783-04-02) 00,272272 days 1805-05-077 May 1805(1805-05-07) 24,841 days (68 years, 5 days)
Cavendish-Bentinck, WilliamWilliam Cavendish-Bentinck 1738-04-14(1738-04-14)14 April 1738 2 April 1783 (1783-04-02) 44-35344 years, 353 days 4 October 1809 (1809-10-04) 01,1791,179 days 1809-10-3030 October 1809(1809-10-30) 26,131 days (71 years, 199 days)
Pitt, William 2William Pitt the Younger 1759-05-28(1759-05-28)28 May 1759 19 December 1783 (1783-12-19) 24-20524 years, 205 days 23 January 1806 (1806-01-23)[1] 06,9176,917 days 1806-01-2323 January 1806(1806-01-23) 17,041 days (46 years, 240 days)
Addington, HenryHenry Addington 1757-05-30(1757-05-30)30 May 1757 17 March 1801 (1801-03-17) 43-29143 years, 291 days 10 May 1804 (1804-05-10) 01,1501,150 days 1844-02-1515 February 1844(1844-02-15) 31,671 days (86 years, 261 days)
Grenville, WilliamWilliam Grenville 1759-10-25(1759-10-25)25 October 1759 11 February 1806 (1806-02-11) 46-10946 years, 109 days 31 March 1807 (1807-03-31) 00,413413 days 1834-01-1212 January 1834(1834-01-12) 27,107 days (74 years, 79 days)
Perceval, SpencerSpencer Perceval 1762-11-01(1762-11-01)1 November 1762 4 October 1809 (1809-10-04) 46-33746 years, 337 days 11 May 1812 (1812-05-11)[2] 00,950950 days 1812-05-1111 May 1812(1812-05-11) 18,088 days (49 years, 192 days)
Jenkinson, RobertRobert Jenkinson 1770-06-07(1770-06-07)7 June 1770 8 June 1812 (1812-06-08) 42-00142 years, 1 day 9 April 1827 (1827-04-09) 05,4185,418 days 1828-12-044 December 1828(1828-12-04) 21,364 days (58 years, 180 days)
Canning, GeorgeGeorge Canning 1770-04-11(1770-04-11)11 April 1770 10 April 1827 (1827-04-10) 56-36456 years, 364 days 8 August 1827 (1827-08-08)[1] 00,120120 days 1827-08-088 August 1827(1827-08-08) 20,937 days (57 years, 119 days)
Robinson, FrederickFrederick Robinson 1782-11-01(1782-11-01)1 November 1782 31 August 1827 (1827-08-31) 44-30344 years, 303 days 21 January 1828 (1828-01-21) 00,143143 days 1859-01-2828 January 1859(1859-01-28) 27,846 days (76 years, 88 days)
Wellesley, ArthurArthur Wellesley 1769-05-01(1769-05-01)1 May 1769[3] 22 January 1828 (1828-01-22) 58-26658 years, 266 days 10 December 1834 (1834-12-10) 01,0551,055 days 1852-09-1414 September 1852(1852-09-14) 30,451 days (83 years, 136 days)
Grey, CharlesCharles Grey 1764-03-13(1764-03-13)13 March 1764 22 November 1830 (1830-11-22) 66-25466 years, 254 days 16 July 1834 (1834-07-16) 01,3321,332 days 1845-07-1717 July 1845(1845-07-17) 29,710 days (81 years, 126 days)
Lamb, WilliamWilliam Lamb 1779-03-15(1779-03-15)15 March 1779 16 July 1834 (1834-07-16) 55-12355 years, 123 days 30 August 1841 (1841-08-30) 02,4472,447 days 1848-11-2424 November 1848(1848-11-24) 25,456 days (69 years, 254 days)
Peel, RobertRobert Peel 1788-02-05(1788-02-05)5 February 1788 10 December 1834 (1834-12-10) 46-30846 years, 308 days 29 June 1846 (1846-06-29) 01,8831,883 days 1850-07-022 July 1850(1850-07-02) 22,792 days (62 years, 147 days)
Russell, JohnJohn Russell 1792-08-18(1792-08-18)18 August 1792 30 June 1846 (1846-06-30) 53-31653 years, 316 days 28 June 1866 (1866-06-28) 02,3062,306 days 1878-05-2828 May 1878(1878-05-28) 31,328 days (85 years, 283 days)
Smith-Stanley, EdwardEdward Smith-Stanley 1799-03-29(1799-03-29)29 March 1799 23 February 1852 (1852-02-23) 52-33152 years, 331 days 27 February 1868 (1868-02-27) 01,3861,386 days 1869-10-2323 October 1869(1869-10-23) 25,775 days (70 years, 208 days)
Hamilton-Gordon, GeorgeGeorge Hamilton-Gordon 1784-01-28(1784-01-28)28 January 1784 19 December 1852 (1852-12-19) 68-32668 years, 326 days 30 January 1855 (1855-01-30) 00,772772 days 1860-12-1414 December 1860(1860-12-14) 28,079 days (76 years, 321 days)
Temple, HenryHenry Temple 1784-10-20(1784-10-20)20 October 1784 6 February 1855 (1855-02-06) 70-10970 years, 109 days 18 October 1865 (1865-10-18)[1] 03,4293,429 days 1860-12-1418 October 1865(1865-10-18) 29,582 days (80 years, 363 days)
Disraeli, BenjaminBenjamin Disraeli 1804-12-21(1804-12-21)21 December 1804 27 February 1868 (1868-02-27) 63-06863 years, 68 days 21 April 1880 (1880-04-21) 02,5302,530 days 1881-04-1919 April 1881(1881-04-19) 27,878 days (76 years, 119 days)
Gladstone, WilliamWilliam Ewart Gladstone 1809-12-29(1809-12-29)29 December 1809 3 December 1868 (1868-12-03) 58-34058 years, 340 days 2 March 1894 (1894-03-02) 04,5084,508 days 1898-05-1919 May 1898(1898-05-19) 32,283 days (88 years, 141 days)
Cecil, RobertRobert Cecil 1830-02-03(1830-02-03)3 February 1830 23 June 1885 (1885-06-23) 55-14055 years, 140 days 11 July 1902 (1902-07-11) 05,0005,000 days 1903-08-2222 August 1903(1903-08-22) 26,862 days (73 years, 200 days)
Primrose, ArchibaldArchibald Primrose 1847-05-07(1847-05-07)7 May 1847 5 March 1894 (1894-03-05) 46-30246 years, 302 days 22 June 1895 (1895-06-22) 00,474474 days 1929-05-2121 May 1929(1929-05-21) 29,964 days (82 years, 14 days)
Balfour, ArthurArthur Balfour 1848-07-25(1848-07-25)25 July 1848 11 July 1902 (1902-07-11) 53-35153 years, 351 days 5 December 1905 (1905-12-05) 01,2431,243 days 1930-03-1919 March 1930(1930-03-19) 29,821 days (81 years, 237 days)
Campbell-Bannerman, HenryHenry Campbell-Bannerman 1836-09-07(1836-09-07)7 September 1836 5 December 1905 (1905-12-05) 69-08969 years, 89 days 3 April 1908 (1908-04-03) 00,850850 days 1908-04-2222 April 1908(1908-04-22) 26,159 days (71 years, 228 days)
Asquith, HerbertHerbert Asquith 1852-09-12(1852-09-12)12 September 1852 5 April 1908 (1908-04-05) 55-20655 years, 206 days 5 December 1916 (1916-12-05) 03,1663,166 days 1928-02-1515 February 1928(1928-02-15) 27,548 days (75 years, 156 days)
Lloyd George, DavidDavid Lloyd George 1863-01-17(1863-01-17)17 January 1863 7 December 1916 (1916-12-07) 53-32553 years, 325 days 22 October 1922 (1922-10-22) 02,1452,145 days 1945-03-2626 March 1945(1945-03-26) 30,018 days (82 years, 68 days)
Law, BonarAndrew Bonar Law 1858-09-16(1858-09-16)16 September 1858 23 October 1922 (1922-10-23) 64-03764 years, 37 days 22 May 1923 (1923-05-22) 00,211211 days 1923-10-3030 October 1923(1923-10-30) 23,784 days (65 years, 44 days)
Baldwin, StanleyStanley Baldwin 1867-08-03(1867-08-03)3 August 1867 23 May 1923 (1923-05-23) 55-29355 years, 293 days 28 May 1937 (1937-05-28) 02,6332,633 days 1947-12-1414 December 1947(1947-12-14) 29,352 days (80 years, 133 days)
Macdonald, RamsayRamsay MacDonald 1866-10-12(1866-10-12)12 October 1866 22 January 1924 (1924-01-22) 57-10257 years, 102 days 7 June 1935 (1935-06-07) 02,4802,480 days 1937-11-099 November 1937(1937-11-09) 25,960 days (71 years, 28 days)
Chamberlain, NevilleNeville Chamberlain 1869-03-18(1869-03-18)18 March 1869 28 May 1937 (1937-05-28) 68-07168 years, 71 days 10 May 1940 (1940-05-10) 01,0781,078 days 1940-11-099 November 1940(1940-11-09) 26,168 days (71 years, 236 days)
Churchill, WinstonWinston Churchill 1874-11-30(1874-11-30)30 November 1874 10 May 1940 (1940-05-10) 65-16265 years, 162 days 6 April 1955 (1955-04-06) 03,1623,161 days 1965-01-2424 January 1965(1965-01-24) 32,927 days (90 years, 55 days)
Attlee, ClementClement Attlee 1883-01-03(1883-01-03)3 January 1883 26 July 1945 (1945-07-26) 62-20462 years, 204 days 26 October 1951 (1951-10-26) 02,2832,283 days 1967-10-088 October 1967(1967-10-08) 30,958 days (84 years, 278 days)
Eden, AnthonyAnthony Eden 1897-06-12(1897-06-12)12 June 1897 6 April 1955 (1955-04-06) 57-29957 years, 298 days 10 January 1957 (1957-01-10) 00,644645 days 1977-01-1414 January 1977(1977-01-14) 29,070 days (79 years, 216 days)
Macmillan, HaroldHarold Macmillan 1894-02-10(1894-02-10)10 February 1894 10 January 1957 (1957-01-10) 62-33562 years, 335 days 18 October 1963 (1963-10-18) 02,4722,472 days 1986-12-2929 December 1986(1986-12-29) 33,924 days (92 years, 322 days)
Douglas-Home, AlecAlec Douglas-Home 1903-07-02(1903-07-02)2 July 1903 18 October 1963 (1963-10-18) 60-10860 years, 108 days 16 October 1964 (1964-10-16) 00,364364 days 1995-10-099 October 1995(1995-10-09) 33,702 days (92 years, 99 days)
Wilson, HaroldHarold Wilson 1916-03-11(1916-03-11)11 March 1916 16 October 1964 (1964-10-16) 48-21948 years, 219 days 5 April 1976 (1976-04-05) 02,8352,835 days 1995-05-2424 May 1995(1995-05-24) 28,928 days (79 years, 74 days)
Heath, EdwardEdward Heath 1916-07-09(1916-07-09)9 July 1916 19 June 1970 (1970-06-19) 53-34553 years, 345 days 4 March 1974 (1974-03-04) 01,3541,354 days 2005-07-1717 July 2005(2005-07-17) 32,515 days (89 years, 8 days)
Callaghan, JamesJames Callaghan 1912-03-27(1912-03-27)27 March 1912 5 April 1976 (1976-04-05) 64-00964 years, 9 days 4 May 1979 (1979-05-04) 01,1241,124 days 2005-03-2626 March 2005(2005-03-26) 33,967 days (92 years, 364 days)
Thatcher, MargaretMargaret Thatcher 1925-10-13(1925-10-13)13 October 1925 4 May 1979 (1979-05-04) 53-20353 years, 203 days 28 November 1990 (1990-11-28) 04,2264,226 days 2013-04-088 April 2013(2013-04-08) 31,954 days (87 years, 177 days)
Major, JohnJohn Major 1943-03-29(1943-03-29)29 March 1943 28 November 1990 (1990-11-28) 47-24447 years, 244 days 2 May 1997 (1997-05-02) 02,3472,347 days 2014-12-25 26,204 days (71 years, 271 days)
Blair, TonyTony Blair 1953-05-06(1953-05-06)6 May 1953 2 May 1997 (1997-05-02) 43-36143 years, 361 days 27 June 2007 (2007-06-27) 03,7083,708 days 2014-12-25 22,513 days (61 years, 233 days)
Brown, GordonGordon Brown 1951-02-20(1951-02-20)20 February 1951 27 June 2007 (2007-06-27) 56-12756 years, 127 days 11 May 2010 (2010-05-11) 01,0491,049 days 2014-12-25 23,319 days (63 years, 308 days)
Cameron, DavidDavid Cameron 1966-10-09(1966-10-09)9 October 1966 11 May 2010 (2010-05-11) 43-21443 years, 214 days Incumbent 01,3231,6891,689 days 2014-12-25 17,609 days (48 years, 77 days)
Prime Minister Date of birth Start date
of (first) term
Age at beginning
of (first) term
End date
of (final) term
Total time
in office
Date of death Lifespan

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Died in office on this date.
  2. ^ Assassinated on this date.
  3. ^ Some uncertainty exists about Wellesley's birthday, but his biographers generally place it as 1 May 1769. See his page for more information.