Grenville

[gren-vil]
noun
  1. George,1712–70, British statesman: prime minister 1763–65.
  2. Also Greynville. Sir Richard,1541?–91, English naval commander.
  3. William Wyndham, Baron,1759–1834, British statesman: prime minister 1806–07 (son of George Grenville).
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Grenville

noun
  1. George. 1712–70, British statesman; prime minister (1763–65). His policy of taxing the American colonies precipitated the War of Independence
  2. Kate. born 1950. Australian writer. Her novels include Lilian's Story (1985), The Idea of Perfection (2002) and The Secret River (2005)
  3. Sir Richard. ?1541–91, English naval commander. He was fatally wounded aboard his ship, the Revenge, during a lone battle with a fleet of Spanish treasure ships
  4. William Wyndham, Baron Grenville, son of George Grenville. 1759–1834, British statesman; prime minister (1806–07) of the coalition government known as the "ministry of all the talents"
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