Definition of the Earl of Chatham from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Earl of Chatham

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William Pitt, also called Pitt the Elder (1708-78) a British Whig Prime Minister (1756-61 and 1766-86) who was called the Great Commoner because he was so popular in the country. He was also known as a great speaker in Parliament, and successfully led Britain in the Seven Years War against France. see also William Pitt