Robert Walpole

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The Rt Hon. Sir Robert Walpole
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Prime Minister of Great Britain
In office
4 April 1721 – 11 February 1742
Preceded byOffice Created
Succeeded byThe Earl of Wilmington
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
12 October 1715 – 15 April 1717
3 April 1721-12 February 1742
Preceded byRichard Onslow
John Pratt
Succeeded byJames Stanhope
Samuel Sandys
Personal details
Born(1676-08-26)26 August 1676
Houghton, Norfolk
Died18 March 1745(1745-03-18) (aged 68)
London
Political partyWhig

Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford was a British politician. He is regarded by many as the first de facto Prime Minister of the United Kingdom then called Great Britain. He 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.[1]

Sir Robert Walpole



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  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/walpole_robert.shtml