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Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676 - 1745)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain. Commissioned the building of Houghton Hall, Norfolk; collector of paintings. In 1742 was created Earl of Orford. Father of author Horace Walpole, fourth Earl of Orford (1717-1797).

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Born: 26 August 1676 in Houghton, Norfolk

Died: 18 March 1745

Gender: Male

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