Robert Walpole


Robert Walpole
noun
Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader

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Robert Walpole [Robert Walpole]
(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.

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