William Petty-FitzMaruice, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne and 2nd Earl of Shelburne
Historical Figure
Nationality: United Kingdom (born in Ireland)
Date of Birth: 1737
Date of Death: 1805
Religion: Anglicanism
Occupation: Politician, diplomat
Spouse: Sophia Carteret (d. 1771), Louisa FitzPatrick (d. 1789)
Children: John, Henry, Louisa
Military Branch: British Army (Seven Years' War)
Political Party: Whig
Political Office(s): Member of Parliament for Wycombe,
Home Secretary,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Fictional Appearances:
POD: c 85,000,000 BCE;
Relevant POD: 1452
Appearance(s): The United States of Atlantis
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Political Office(s): Secretary of State for the UK

William Petty-FitzMaurice, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, KG, PC (2 May 1737 – 7 May 1805), held the title of 2nd Earl of Shelburne between 1761 and 1784, was a British Whig statesman who served as the Home Secretary in 1782 and then Prime Minister from 1782 to 1783. As Home Secretary, Shelburne oversaw the end of the American Revolutionary War and the recognition of the United States. Before entering politics, he distinguished himself as a soldier during the Seven Years' War.

Earl of Shelburne in Atlantis[]

In light of the defeat of British General Charles Cornwallis at the hands of Atlantean General Victor Radcliff, the Earl of Shelburne ascended to the office of Secretary of State in 1778, and immediately began the process of ending the Atlantean War of Independence and the recognition of the United States of Atlantis. To this end, he sent representative Richard Oswald to Croydon, Atlantis.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
The Marquess of Rockingham
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
The Duke of Portland