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Cardwell, Edward, Viscount, was born in 1813 at Liverpool. Educated at Oxford, where he also held the professorship of ancient history, he in 1842 became a member of Parliament, supporting Sir Robert Peel, and subsequently joining the Liberal party. In 1874 he was raised to the peerage. He is chiefly known by reason of his reforms in the army, effected while he was Secretary for War under Mr. Gladstone. He was one of Peel's literary executors, and edited that statesman's memoirs. He died in 1886.