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Gren·ville(grĕn′vĭl′, -vəl), George 1712-1770.
British political leader who as prime minister (1763-1765) instigated the Stamp Act (1765), which provoked rebellious activities in the American colonies.
Grenville, Sir Richard 1542?-1591.
English naval officer who commanded the fleet carrying the first colonists to Virginia (1585) and organized the English defense against the Spanish Armada (1588). He was killed in a battle that pitted his ship against 15 Spanish ships.
1. (Biography) George. 1712–70, British statesman; prime minister (1763–65). His policy of taxing the American colonies precipitated the War of Independence
2. (Biography) Kate. born 1950. Australian writer. Her novels include Lilian's Story (1985), The Idea of Perfection (2002), and The Secret River (2005)
3. (Biography) 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. (Biography) 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"
George, 1712–70, British prime minister 1763–65.