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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Benjamin Disraeli” great author complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Benjamin Disraeli

(1804 – 1881)

Benjamin Disraeli was born on December 21, 1804 at Bedford Row, London. He was the eldest son born to Isaac Disraeli and his wife Maria Basevi. He was educated at Miss Roper’s school in Islington and then went to Higham Fall School in Walthamstow between 1817 and 1821. In 1824, he was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn but he withdrew in 1831. After that Disraeli travelled through-out Europe and the Near East; whilst on his travels he contracted venereal disease and was subjected to the mercury treatment on his return to England. On his return he abandoned a career Law to pursue one in writing.

In 1825, in the daily newspaper The Representative appeared: Disraeli and John Murray founded it but it lasted only a few months. However, his first novel, Vivien Grey was published in April 1826, earning him L200. He stood three times for Wycombe as an Independent Radical so in 1835 he committed himself to the Tory Party after Lyndhurst, the Lord Chancellor, became his political patron. Disraeli lost the Taunton by-election in April 1835 but by then he was an ‘official’ Tory candidate. In 1835 Disraeli and Daniel O’Connell quarrelled publicly over press reports that O’Connell had been called a ‘traitor and incendiary’ by Disraeli. By 1835 he had a number of publications to his name: The Voyage of Captain Popanilla (1828); The Young Duke (1831); Contarini Fleming (1832); The Wondrous Tale of Alroy and the Rise of the Iskander (1833); A Year at Hartlebuly (1834) and the political pamphlet A Vindication of the English Constitution in a Letter to a Noble and Learned Lard by Disraeli the Younger (1835). In 1836 he produced a series of nineteen letters in The Times under the pseudonym ‘Runnymede’ that poked fun at identifiable members Melbourne’s government. This did nothing to endear shim to his contemporaries, especially after he entered parliament as MP for Maidstone in July 1837 during the general election, along with Wyndham Lewis. His maiden speech on the subject of Irish elections was something of a disaster. In August 1839 Mary Anne Wyndham Lewis (the widow of Wyndham Lewis) and Disraeli were married. On the resignation of Lord Melbourne in 1841, Peel was appointed as PM following the general election; Disraeli became the MP for Shrewsbury. He attached himself to ‘Young England’, a group of young aristocrats who first entered parliament that year and were led by George Smythe. Other members were Lord John Manners and Alexander Baillie-Cochrane. By the end of 1844 the group had disintegrated.


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