William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

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The Laird Burghley

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley from NPG (2).jpg
Laird Heich Thesaurer
In office
Julie 1572 – 4 August 1598
MonarchElizabeth I
Precedit biThe Marquess o Winchester
Succeedit biThe Yerl o Dorset
Laird Privy Seal
In office
MonarchElizabeth I
Precedit biSir Francis Walsingham
Succeedit biSir Robert Cecil
In office
MonarchElizabeth I
Precedit biSir Nicholas Bacon
Succeedit biThe Laird Howard o Effingham
Secretar o State
In office
22 November 1558 – 13 Julie 1572
MonarchElizabeth I
Precedit biJohn Boxall
Succeedit biThomas Smith
In office
5 September 1550 – 19 Julie 1553
MonarchEdward VI
Precedit biNicholas Wotton
Succeedit biJohn Cheke
Personal details
BornWilliam Cecil
13 September 1520
Bourne, Lincolnshire
Kinrick o Ingland
Dee'd4 August 1598(1598-08-04) (aged 77)
Cecil House
Wastmeenster, Lunnon
Kinrick o Ingland
Restin placeSt. Martin's Kirk
Stamford, Lincolnshire
Unitit Kinrick
52°38′56″N 0°28′39″W / 52.6490°N 0.4774°W / 52.6490; -0.4774 (St Martin's Kirk, Stamford)
Spoose(s)Mary Cheke (d. 1543)
Mildred Cooke
BairnsThomas Cecil, 1st Yerl o Exeter
Frances Cecil
Anne Cecil, Coontess o Oxford
Robert Cecil, 1st Yerl o Salisbury
Elizabeth Cecil-Wentworth
ParentsSir Richard Cecil
Jane Heckington
ResidenceBurghley House
Cecil House
Theobalds House

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, KG, PC (13 September 1520 – 4 August 1598) wis an Inglis statesman, the chief advisor o Queen Elizabeth I for maist o her ring, twace Secretar o State (1550–1553 an 1558–1572) an Laird Heich Thesaurer frae 1572.