from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Buckingham, First Duke of. Originally George Vil·liers (vĭlˈərz, -yərz) 1592-1628. English courtier and statesman whose military and political policies caused continual friction with Parliament. He was assassinated by a disgruntled naval officer.
  • Buckingham, Second Duke of. Originally George Vil·liers (vĭlˈərz, -yərz) 1628-1687. English courtier who was a prominent member of the influential group known as the Cabal that formed the ministry of Charles II after the Restoration. A vain and ambitious individual, Buckingham was dismissed for misconduct in 1674.

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  • proper n. A town in Buckinghamshire, England
  • proper n. A dukedom in the English peerage
  • proper n. An English habitational surname derived from the placename


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