buckingham, 1st duke


[buhk-ing-uhm, -ham]
George Villiers, 1st Duke of, 1592–1628, English courtier, politician, and military leader: lord high admiral 1617.
his son, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of, 1628–87, English courtier and author.
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Buckingham1 (ˈbʌkɪŋəm)
a town in S central England, in Buckinghamshire; university (1975). Pop: 12 512 (2001)

Buckingham2 (ˈbʌkɪŋəm)
1.  George Villiers, 1st Duke of. 1592--1628, English courtier and statesman; favourite of James I and Charles I: his arrogance, military incompetence, and greed increased the tensions between the King and Parliament that eventually led to the Civil War
2.  his son, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of. 1628--87, English courtier and writer; chief minister of Charles II and member of the Cabal (1667--73)

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