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Dis·rae·li(dĭz-rā′lē), Benjamin First Earl of Beaconsfield. Known as "Dizzy." 1804-1881.
British politician and novelist. He served as prime minister (1868 and 1874-1880) and was instrumental in extending the power and scope of the British Empire.
(Biography) Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. 1804–81, British Tory statesman and novelist; prime minister (1868; 1874–80). He gave coherence to the Tory principles of protectionism and imperialism, was responsible for the Reform Bill (1867) and, as prime minister, bought a controlling interest in the Suez Canal. His novels include Coningsby (1844) and Sybil (1845)
Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield ( “Dizzy” ), 1804–81, British prime minister 1868, 1874–80.