George Canning – 119 days (2/5)

A considerable leap from the 44 days of the previous entry on our list, George Canning was a tory prime minister who took to office in April 1827, only to die four months later after 119 days in office due to ill health. His own rise to power came after the previous Prime Minister had suffered a severe stroke and was forced to step down due to health reasons. Canning’s short-lived tenure has been considered as that of a “lost premiership”, as many historians have speculated what he might have gone on to do if he were to have survived his tuberculosis and served a full term as Prime Minister.

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