Grenville

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Grenville

1. George. 1712--70, British statesman; prime minister (1763--65). His policy of taxing the American colonies precipitated the War of Independence
2. Sir Richard. ?1541--91, English naval commander. He was fatally wounded aboard his ship, the Revenge, during a lone battle with a fleet of Spanish treasure ships
3. William Wyndham, Baron Grenville, son of George Grenville. 1759-- 1834, British statesman; prime minister (1806--07) of the coalition government known as the "ministry of all the talents"