William Pitt Chatham, 1st earl of

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Chatham, William Pitt, 1st earl of (chătˈəm) [key], 1708–78, British statesman, known as the Great Commoner. Proud, dramatic, and patriotic, Chatham excelled as a war minister and orator. He was the father of William Pitt.

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