George Lyttelton, lord, an English author, born at Hagley, Worcestershire, Jan. 17, 1709, died there, Aug. 22, 1773. He was a member of an old family of considerable property, and was educated at Eton and Oxford, and entered parliament in 1730. In 1737 he was appointed secretary to Frederick, prince of Wales, and in 1744 a lord commissioner of the treasury. In 1754 he was sworn a member of the privy council, in 1755 was made chancellor of the exchequer, and on Nov. 19,1756, was elevated to the peerage as Baron Lyttelton of Frankley. The last ten years of his life were spent chiefly in retirement and literary pursuits. His principal works are: " History of the Life of King Henry II. and of the Age in which he lived " (4 vols. 4to, London, 1764-'7); "Observations on the Conversion and Apostleship of St. Paul" (1747); and "Dialogues on the Dead" (4th ed., 1765). His correspondence, with a memoir, appeared in 1845. - His son Thomas, second Baron Lyttelton, a young man of much ability, was supposed by some to have been the author of the " Letters of Junius." He died in 1779 from dissipation and profligacy.