- Robert Walpole
- nounEnglishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
* * *(1676–1745) a British ↑Whig politician who was Britain’s first ↑prime minister (1715–17 and 1721–42). He also served the longest time of any prime minister and was the first to live at ↑Number Ten, ↑Downing Street. His periods in power were times of peace and economic success for the country, although Walpole himself was accused of dishonest behaviour in government. He was made an ↑earl in 1742.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.