Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey KG PC (1764 - 1845),
known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807,
was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland from 1830 to 1834. A member of
the Whig Party, he backed significant reform of the
British government and was among the primary architects
of the Reform Act 1832. His government also saw
the abolition of slavery in the British Empire.
In addition to his political achievements, he has
come to be associated with Earl Grey tea.
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