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Pal·mer·ston(pä′mər-stən, päl′-), Third Viscount. Title of Henry John Temple. 1784-1865.
British politician remembered for his efforts to maintain the balance of power in Europe. He served as prime minister from 1855 to 1858 and 1859 to 1865.
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(Placename) the former name (1869–1911) of Darwin1
(Biography) Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. 1784–1865, British statesman; foreign secretary (1830–34; 1835–41; 1846–51); prime minister (1855–58; 1859–65). His talent was for foreign affairs, in which he earned a reputation as a British nationalist and for high-handedness and gunboat diplomacy
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Palm•er•ston(ˈpɑ mər stən)
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount, 1784–1865, British statesman: prime minister 1855–58, 1859–65.
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