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Gladstone, William Ewart

Syllabification: Glad·stone, William Ewart
Pronunciation: /ˈɡladˌstōn
 
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Definition of Gladstone, William Ewart in English:

( 1809–98), British statesman; prime minister 1868–74, 1880–85, 1886, and 1892–94. At first a Conservative minister, he later joined the Liberal Party and became its leader in 1867. Elementary education, the Irish Land and the third Reform acts, and the campaign for Irish home rule were introduced during his administrations.

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