william pitt, first earl chatham

Pitt

[pit]
noun
1.
William, 1st Earl of Chatham, 1708–78, British statesman.
2.
his son, William, 1759–1806, British statesman: prime minister 1783–1801, 1804–06.
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Pitt (pɪt)
 
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1.  William Bradley, born 1963, US actor; his films include Thelma and Louise (1991), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Fight Club (1999), and Babel (2006)
2.  William, known as Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham. 1708--78, British statesman. He was first minister (1756--57; 1757--61; 1766--68) and achieved British victory in the Seven Years' War (1756--63)
3.  his son William, known as Pitt the Younger. 1759--1806, British statesman. As prime minister (1783--1801; 1804--06), he carried through important fiscal and tariff reforms. From 1793, his attention was focused on the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France

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