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William Pitt the Younger reassumed the premiership of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1804, succeeding Henry Addington as First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer. His second ministry was cut short with his premature death in 1806.

Second Pitt ministry
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Pitt by John Hoppner
Date formed10 May 1804 (1804-05-10)
Date dissolved23 January 1806 (1806-01-23)
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge III
Prime MinisterWilliam Pitt the Younger
Total no. of ministers19 appointments
Member partiesTory Party
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition partyWhig Party
Opposition leaders
Legislature term(s)2nd UK Parliament
PredecessorAddington ministry
SuccessorMinistry of All the Talents


Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
 William Pitt the Younger*10 May 1804 (1804-05-10)23 January 1806 (1806-01-23)Tory
Lord Chancellor The Lord Eldon14 April 1801 (1801-04-14)7 February 1806 (1806-02-07)Tory
Lord President of the Council The Duke of Portland30 July 1801 (1801-07-30)14 January 1805 (1805-01-14)Tory
 The Viscount Sidmouth14 January 1805 (1805-01-14)10 July 1805 (1805-07-10)Tory
 The Earl Camden10 July 1805 (1805-07-10)19 February 1806 (1806-02-19)Tory
Lord Privy Seal The Earl of Westmorland14 February 1798 (1798-02-14)5 February 1806 (1806-02-05)Tory
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs The Lord Harrowby14 May 1804 (1804-05-14)11 January 1805 (1805-01-11)Tory
 The Lord Mulgrave11 January 1805 (1805-01-11)7 February 1806 (1806-02-07)Tory
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Lord Hawkesbury12 May 1804 (1804-05-12)5 February 1806 (1806-02-05)Tory
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies The Earl Camden14 May 1804 (1804-05-14)10 July 1805 (1805-07-10)Tory
 Viscount Castlereagh10 July 1805 (1805-07-10)5 February 1806 (1806-02-05)Tory
First Lord of the Admiralty The Viscount Melville1804 (1804)1805 (1805)Tory
 The Lord Barham1805 (1805)1806 (1806)Tory
Master-General of the Ordnance The Earl of Chatham1801 (1801)1806 (1806)Independent
President of the Board of Trade The Duke of Montrose7 June 1804 (1804-06-07)5 February 1806 (1806-02-05)Tory
President of the Board of Control Viscount Castlereagh2 July 1802 (1802-07-02)11 February 1806 (1806-02-11)Tory
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The Lord Mulgrave6 June 1804 (1804-06-06)14 January 1805 (1805-01-14)Tory
 The Earl of Buckinghamshire14 January 1805 (1805-01-14)10 July 1805 (1805-07-10)Tory
 The Lord Harrowby10 July 1805 (1805-07-10)12 February 1806 (1806-02-12)Tory
Minister without Portfolio The Duke of PortlandJanuary 1805 (1805-01)February 1806 (1806-02)Tory


  • January 1805 –
  • April 1805 – Lord Barham succeeds Lord Melville as First Lord of the Admiralty.
  • July 1805 –
    • Lord Harrowby succeeds Lord Buckinghamshire as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
    • Lord Camden succeeds Lord Sidmouth as Lord President.
    • Lord Castlereagh succeeds Camden as Colonial Secretary. He remains at the Board of Control.


  • Cook, Chris; Stevenson, John (1980). British Historical Facts: 1760–1830. Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN 978-0-333-21512-8.
  • Fisher, David R. "The 'New Opposition', 1801–4". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
Preceded by
Addington ministry
Government of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Ministry of All the Talents