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  1. Charles,1725–67, English politician, chancellor of the exchequer for whom the Townshend Acts are named.
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  1. Charles, 2nd Viscount, nicknamed Turnip Townshend. 1674–1738, English politician and agriculturist
  2. Pete born 1945, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter: member of the Who from 1964 and composer of much of their material
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