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1. George Villiers, 1st Duke of. 1592--1628, English courtier and statesman; favourite of James I and Charles I: his arrogance, military incompetence, and greed increased the tensions between the King and Parliament that eventually led to the Civil War
2. his son, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of. 1628--87, English courtier and writer; chief minister of Charles II and member of the Cabal (1667--73)
a town in S central England, in Buckinghamshire; university (1975). Pop.: 12 512 (2001)