George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough KG FRS (January 26, 1739 – January 29, 1817) was a British nobleman. George Romney may refer to George Romney (painter (1734&ndash1802 English portrait painter George W The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an Order of chivalry, or Knighthood, originating in Medieval England, and presently bestowed on recipients The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as The Royal Society, is a Learned society for science that was founded in 1660 Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. Year 1739 ( MDCCXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 904 - Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed Antipope Christopher. Year 1817 ( MDCCCXVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Born the son of Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, he was known as Marquess of Blandford until succeeding his father in 1758. Charles Spencer 3rd Duke of Marlborough 5th Earl of Sunderland KG, PC ( 22 November, 1706 &ndash 20 October, 1758) was The Dukedom of Marlborough (named after Marlborough, ˈmɔrlbrə " Maul bruh" is a hereditary title of British nobility in the Peerage of His siblings were Charles, Diana, and Elizabeth. Mrs Diana Beauclerk (née Lady Diana Spencer; other married name Diana St John Viscountess Bolingbroke) (1734–1808 was an English noblewoman and Elizabeth Herbert Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery (Jan/Mar 1737 &ndash 30 April 1831) was the daughter of Charles Spencer and Elizabeth Trevor He was educated at Eton, and in 1755 entered the Coldstream Guards as an Ensign, becoming a Captain with the 20th Regiment of Foot in the following year. Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. Her Majesty's Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, also known officially as the Coldstream Guards (COLDM GDS is a Regiment of the British Army, part of Ensign (ˈɛnsən is a junior rank of commissioned officer in the militaries of some countries normally in the infantry or navy The Lancashire Fusiliers was a British Infantry Regiment that was amalgamated with other Fusilier regiments in 1968 to form the Royal
After inheriting the dukedom, Marlborough took his seat in the House of Lords in 1760, becoming Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire in that same year. The House of Lords is the second house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is also commonly referred to as "the Lords" The title Lord Lieutenant is given to the British Monarch 's personal representatives in the United Kingdom, usually in a county or similar circumscription with varying History See also History of Oxfordshire The county of Oxfordshire was formed in the early years of the 10th century and is broadly situated in the The following year, he bore the sceptre with the cross at the coronation of George III. A sceptre or scepter is a symbolic ornamental staff held by a ruling Monarch, a prominent item of royal Regalia. A coronation is a ceremony marking the investiture of a Monarch with regal power specifically involving the placement of a crown upon his or her head and the George III (George William Frederick 4 June 1738 George III's long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdom much of the rest of Europe and places In 1762, he was made Lord Chamberlain as well as a Privy Counsellor, and after a year succeeded this appointment as Lord Privy Seal. The Lord Chamberlain or Lord Chamberlain of the Household is one of the chief officers of the Royal Household in the United Kingdom, and is to be distinguished A privy council is a body that advises the Head of state of a nation on how to exercise their executive authority, typically but not always in the context of a The Lord Privy Seal or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal is the fifth of the Great Officers of State in the United Kingdom ranking beneath the An amateur astronomer, he built a private observatory at his residence, Blenheim Palace. He kept up a lively scientific correspondence with Hans Count von Bruhl, another aristocratic dilettante in astronomy.
The Duke was made a Knight of the Garter in 1768, and was elected to the Royal Society in 1786. The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an Order of chivalry, or Knighthood, originating in Medieval England, and presently bestowed on recipients The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as The Royal Society, is a Learned society for science that was founded in 1660 He married Lady Caroline Russell, daughter of John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, in 1762, by whom he had seven children:
He died at Blenheim Palace aged 78, and was buried there. Francis Almeric Spencer 1st Baron Churchill DCL FRS ( 26 December 1779 &ndash 10 March 1845) was a British peer Blenheim Palace  is a large and Monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.
Reference: The Collected Correspondence of Baron Franz von Zach, Volume 3 (British Letters), 2008. Edited by Clifford J. Cunningham. Star Lab Press.
Title last held byThe Duke of Marlborough
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The Earl of Macclesfield
The Duke of Devonshire
The Earl Gower
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