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Fitzwilliam, William, Earl (1748-1833), took his seat in the House of Lords in 1769, and acted in opposition to Pitt, but afterwards gave into his views, and was made by him Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. His views upon Catholic Emancipation were too advanced for Pitt, who recalled him, and his recall was followed by the rebellion of 1798. The Earl did not again take any very active part in politics, though the Whig party did not entirely lose his services.