Robert Walpole, 1.° conde de Orford (Houghton, Norfolk, 1676 - † Londres, 1745), conocido entre 1725 y 1742 como Sir Robert Walpole, fue un destacado político inglés, considerado de facto como el primer primer ministro del Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña.
Early life. Walpole was born in Houghton, Norfolk, in 1676.One of 19 children, he was the third son and fifth child of Robert Walpole, a member of the local gentry and a Whig politician who represented the borough of Castle Rising in the House of Commons, and his wife Mary Walpole, the daughter and heiress of Sir Geoffrey Burwell of Rougham, Suffolk.
18/08/2020 · Walpole lived in 10 Downing Street from 1735 having insisted that it become the residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, rather than being given to him personally. Read more about Sir Robert ...
07/01/2022 · Robert Walpole was born on 26 August 1676 in Houghton, Norfolk into a wealthy landowning family. He was educated at Cambridge University and in 1701 became member of parliament for Castle Rising ...
04/09/2018 · Sir Robert Walpole. On 26th August 1676 Sir Robert Walpole was born, a man who would become not only Britain’s first Prime Minister, but also the longest serving Prime Minister in British history. Walpole was born in Houghton, Norfolk, the son of Robert Walpole senior, a Whig politician who served in the House of Commons, and his wife, Mary ...
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Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Walpole KCB was a British Army officer.
Walpole was the second son of diplomat Thomas Walpole of Stagbury Park, Surrey and Lady Margaret Perceval, the eighth daughter of John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont. His elder brother was Spencer Horatio Walpole and his first cousin was Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford. He was educated at Dr. Goodenough's school at Ealing and at Eton College and received a commission as ensign in the Rifle Brigade on 11 May 1825.
He was promoted to lieutenant the following year and served with his corps in Nova Scotia, Ireland, Birmingham during the bread riots, Jersey, and Malta. He rose through the ranks to lieutenant-colonel in 1847, when he was appointed to the staff as deputy-adjutant and quartermaster-general at Corfu. He remained there until 1856, having been promoted to colonel in the army in 1854. In 1857 Walpole went to India to take part in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny. He arrived at Cawnpore early in
He married Gertrude Ford, the youngest daughter of General William Henry Ford of the Royal Engineers and had nine children, of which two sons and three daughters survived him. Walpole died on 12 July 1876 at the Grove, West Molesey, Surrey. A watercolour portrait of Walpole by Alfred Edward Chalon and an oil portrait by John Phillip, both in Rifle Brigade uniform, were formerly in possession of his widow, Lady Walpole of Hampton Court Palace.
02/09/2020 · Robert Halsband describes how, in 1731, the Leader of the Opposition and a supporter of Sir Robert Walpole fought a celebrated duel in Green Park, London. A London Merchant: Sir William Baker P.W. Kingsford describes how, for many years, Sir William Baker became Walpole’s chief ally in the eighteenth-century City.