Rt Hon. Sir Charles Dilke PC 2nd Baronet

statesman, author, 2nd Baronet Dilke of Sloan Street (from 1869), and Privy Counsellor (from 1882)

Died aged c. 68

Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, 2nd Baronet, PC (4 September 1843 – 26 January 1911) was an English Liberal and Radical politician. A republican in the early 1870s, he later became a leader in the radical challenge to Whig control of the Liberal Party, making a number of important contributions, including the legislation increasing democracy in 1883–1885, his support of the growing labour and feminist movements and his prolific writings on international affairs. Touted as a future prime minister, his aspirations to higher political office were effectively terminated in 1885 after a notorious and well-publicised divorce case. His disgrace and the alignment of Joseph Chamberlain with the Conservatives both greatly weakened the radical cause.

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Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke 1843-1911 statesman and author lived here

76 Sloane Street, Kensington and Chelsea, SW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived