Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Death: 19th April 1881
Location: Saint Michael's Churchyard, Hughenden, Buckinghamshire, England
Photo taken by: Julia and Keld
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British politician and author. As well as twice being British Prime Minister (1868 and 1874-1880) Disraeli was a popular author of romances during the Victorian era. 
After completing his education he tried unsuccessfully to become a solicitor and then began speculating on the stock exchange, in order to become independent from his father, before turning towards literature. His first novel Vivian Grey was published anonymously in 1827 and was a success. 
In 1832 he began a career in politics, becoming Prime Minister in 1868. During his time as Prime Minister he helped to increase the strength of the British Empire, but problems in both South Africa and Afghanistan resulted in the Conservative Party being defeated by the Liberals in the 1880 election. 
He had planned to spend his retirement concentrating on his literary career but he became ill and died soon after the publication of Endymion.