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Born: September 22, 1694

Died: March 24, 1773 (aged 78)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Statesman

Bio: Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, was a British statesman and man of letters. He was born in London and was known as Lord Stanhope until his father's death in 1726.

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The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.

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