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Disraeli at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Benjamin (1804-81) a British politician in the conservative Party who was Prime Minister of the UK in 1868 and from 1874 to 1880. He also wrote several novels, including Sybil.//

Disraeli at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

British politician and author who was twice prime minister (1868, 1874-80). Of Italian-Jewish descent, he was baptized a Christian as a child, which enabled his future career because until 1858 Jews by religion were excluded from Parliament. He first made his mark as a writer with Vivian Grey (1826-27); later novels included Coningsby (1844) and Sybil (1845). He was elected to Parliament as a Conservative in 1837. In 1845 he made a series of brilliant speeches against R. Peel and his decision to repeal the Corn Laws and became leader of the Parliament's Conservatives. He served three stints as chancellor of the exchequer (1852, 1858-59, 1865-68) and played a prominent role in passing the Reform Bill of 1867. He was prime minister briefly in 1868, then returned in his second ministry (1874-80) to promote social reform. An advocate of a strong foreign policy, he secured a triumph for imperial prestige with his acquisition of Suez Canal shares and won concessions for England at the Congress of Berlin. A trusted friend of Queen Victoria, he introduced a bill conferring on her the title Empress of India. After the Conservatives were defeated in 1880, he kept the party leadership and finished his political novel Endymion (1880).

Disraeli at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : British statesman who as Prime Minister bought controlling
interest in the Suez Canal and made Queen Victoria the
empress of India (1804-1881) [syn: {Benjamin Disraeli}, {First
Earl of Beaconsfield}]