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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th May 1960 Born today: Adrian Paul, London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander)
29th May 1924 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies
29th May 1911 W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan fame, dies in his lake at Grims Dyke trying to save a girl.
Benjamin Disraeli died here
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli died here in 1881.
Location: 19 Curzon Street, London
Description: Here, Benjamin Disraeli, three-times Chancellor of the Exchequer and twice Prime Minister, died on 19th April 1881.
He had bought the house with the proceeds of his book Endymion for 10,000. As he lay dying, straw was spread on the road outside, so that passing carriages would not disturb him.
He left instructions that he was not to be given state funeral. Honouring a promise to Mary Anne, he is buried alongside her at Hughenden Church.