Robert Walpole

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The Rt Hon. Sir Robert Walpole
Prime Minister of Great Britain
In office
4 April 1721 – 11 February 1742
Preceded by None
Succeeded by The Earl of Wilmington
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
12 October 1715 – 15 April 1717
3 April 1721-12 February 1742
Preceded by Richard Onslow
John Pratt
Succeeded by James Stanhope
Samuel Sandys
Personal details
Born 26 August 1676(1676-08-26)
Houghton, Norfolk
Died 18 March 1745(1745-03-18) (aged 68)
London
Political party Whig

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford was born in Houghton, Norfolk on 26 August 1676. He died on 18 March 1745. He was England's first Prime Minister in 1721. He was Prime Minister for a longer amount of time than anyone who came after him. Literally, he was not the first prime minister of Great Britain, because the term was not actually used until 1905, he was actually the "First Lord of the Treasury". Therefore the first British prime minister was Henry Campbell-Bannerman because the term "Prime Minister" started being used 5 days after he was elected.

Sir Robert Walpole