George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

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George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton PC (January 17, 1709 – August 24, 1773), known as Sir George Lyttelton, Baronet between 1751 and 1756, was a British politician and statesman, a poet and a patron of the arts. He was one of the politicians who opposed Robert Walpole as a member (one of Cobham's Cubs) of the Whig Opposition the 1730s, After Walpole's fall, Lyttelton became Chancellor of the Exchequer (1755). He was a friend and supporter to Alexander Pope in the 1730s and to Henry Fielding in the 1750s. James Thomson addresses him throughout his poem The Seasons, and Lyttelton arranged a pension for Thomson.