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

  • Grenville, George 1712-1770. British political leader who as prime minister (1763-1765) instigated the Stamp Act (1765), which provoked rebellious activities in the American colonies.
  • Grenville, Sir Richard 1542?-1591. English naval officer who commanded the fleet carrying the first colonists to Virginia (1585) and organized the English defense against the Spanish Armada (1588). He was killed in a battle that pitted his ship against 15 Spanish ships.

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