Definition of Anthony Eden from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Anthony Eden

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(1897-1977) a Conservative politician who had a long career, mostly in foreign affairs, and became Prime Minister in 1955 when Winston Churchillretired. The following year the Suez Crisis occurred, and in January 1957 Eden resigned. He was made a knight in 1954 and an earl in 1961.