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Walpole, Sir Robert Syllabification: Wal·pole, Sir Robert

Definition of Walpole, Sir Robert in English:

1st Earl of Orford ( 1676–1745), British statesman; first lord of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer 1715–17 and 1721–42; father of Horace Walpole. He is generally thought of as the first British prime minister, since he presided over the cabinet for George I and George II.

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