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Anthony Addington

(b. 13 Dec 1713, Twyford, Oxfordshire – d. 22 Mar 1790, Reading, Berkshire, England )

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Anthony Addington (1713-1790) was a physician, and adviser to William Pitt the Elder, Lord Chatham. He had a successful and lucrative career as a physician, specialising in the treatment of insanity, and was one of the first doctors called to examine King George III when he began to show signs of mental illness. His son Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, was Prime Minister from 1801-1804 and Home Secretary from 1812-1822.