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Wal·pole(wôl′pōl′, wŏl′-), Horace or HoratioFourth Earl of Orford. 1717-1797.
British writer whose letters and memoirs provide valuable information about his era. With The Castle of Otranto (1764), he established the Gothic novel as a popular literary genre in England.
Walpole, Sir Robert First Earl of Orford. 1676-1745.
English politician who as first lord of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer (1715-1717 and 1721-1742) led the Whig administration and is regarded as Britain's first prime minister.
1. (Biography) Horace, 4th Earl of Orford. 1717–97, British writer, noted for his letters and for his delight in the Gothic, as seen in his house Strawberry Hill and his novel The Castle of Otranto (1764)
2. (Biography) Sir Hugh (Seymour). 1884–1941, British novelist, born in New Zealand: best known for The Herries Chronicle (1930–33), a sequence of historical novels set in the Lake District
3. (Biography) Sir Robert, 1st Earl of Orford. 1676–1745, English Whig statesman. As first lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1721–42) he was effectively Britain's first prime minister
1. Horace, 4th Earl of Orford (Horatio Walpole), 1717–97, English author (son of Sir Robert Walpole).
2. Sir Hugh Seymour, 1884–1941, English novelist, born in New Zealand.
3. Sir Robert, 1st Earl of Orford, 1676–1745, British prime minister 1715–17; 1721–42.
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|Noun||1.||Walpole - English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)|
|2.||Walpole - Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)|