Definition of Walpole, Sir Robert in US English:

Walpole, Sir Robert

proper noun

  • 1st Earl of Orford (1676–1745), British statesman; first lord of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer 1715–17 and 1721–42; father of Horace Walpole. He is generally thought of as the first British prime minister, since he presided over the cabinet for George I and George II.


Walpole, Sir Robert