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Encyclopedia > Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington

Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington (February 20, 1920May 13, 1948), born Kathleen Agnes Kennedy, was the second daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and a sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named Joseph Kennedy, see Joseph Kennedy (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...



When President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Joseph Kennedy ambassador to the Court of St. James's, his daughter Kathleen spent a year and a half living in London. Beautiful and spirited, she was named the "most exciting debutante of 1938." In 1943 she returned to England to work in a center for servicemen set up by the Red Cross. Despite the opposition of her intensely Catholic mother[citation needed], on May 6, 1944, Kathleen Kennedy, known to friends as "Kick", married William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, a Protestant and the eldest son and heir of the 10th Duke of Devonshire (who died while being attended by serial killer John Bodkin Adams). Four months later, he was killed by a German sniper in World War II. (Billy Hartington's younger brother, Andrew, married to Deborah Mitford, became heir to the Dukedom.) Lady Hartington's mother, Rose Kennedy, reportedly interpreted her son-in-law's death as retribution from God[citation needed]. FDR redirects here. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... William John Robert Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington (December 10, 1917–September 10, 1944) was the eldest son of Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire and the husband of Kathleen Kennedy, sister of American President John F. Kennedy. ... Protestantism encompasses the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated with the doctrines of the Reformation. ... Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, (1895–1950), also known as Earl of Burlington (1895–1908) and Marquess of Hartington (1908–1938), was Member of Parliament for West Derbyshire and a Minister in Winston Churchills wartime cabinet. ... John Bodkin Adams, (January 21, 1899–July 4, 1983) was a general practitioner in Eastbourne cleared of murdering one of his patients. ... For other uses, see Sniper (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Duke in old age with his son the Marquess of Hartington Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire, KG, MC (January 2, 1920 - May 3, 2004) was a minister in the government of his uncle, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, from 1960-1964. ... Portrait by Pietro Annigoni Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford (born March 31, 1920), Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, is the last of the noted Mitford sisters. ... Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (July 22 , 1890 - January 22, 1995) married into the Kennedy family and became its matriarch in the second half of the 20th century, when its members helped shape American politics. ...

Popular on the London social circuit and admired by many for her high spirits — though more traditional members of British society found fault with her boisterousness — the dashing young widow eventually became the mistress of Peter Wentworth-FitzWilliam, 8th Earl FitzWilliam[citation needed]. The couple planned to wed after Fitzwilliam's planned divorce[citation needed]. Instead, while on a trip to visit Joseph Kennedy Sr. and gain his blessing for their relationship, both Lord Fitzwilliam and Lady Hartington died in an airplane crash over Sainte-Bauzille, Ardèche, France. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Madame de Pompadour the mistress of King Louis XV of France. ... William Henry Lawrence Peter Wentworth-FitzWilliam, 8th Earl FitzWilliam was a British aristocrat. ... Ardèche (Occitan and Arpitan: Ardecha) is a department in south-central France named after the Ardèche River. ...

Only her father represented the Kennedy family at her funeral. Her mother, Rose, declined to attend because of Kathleen's intentions to marry outside the Catholic church. It is said that Rose Kennedy also discouraged Kathleen's siblings from attending for the same reason[citation needed]. Rose apparently forgave Kathleen not long thereafter, and in 1951, was delighted that her first grandchild, Robert F. Kennedy's daughter, Kathleen Hartington Kennedy, was named after her late daughter. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (July 22 , 1890 - January 22, 1995) married into the Kennedy family and became its matriarch in the second half of the 20th century, when its members helped shape American politics. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ... Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951) was lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. ...

Kathleen Agnes Kennedy is buried in the Cavendish family plot at Saint Peter's Church, Edensor, near Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. Among the wreaths that covered her coffin was one with a handwritten note from Winston Churchill[citation needed]. The gymnasium at Manhattanville College is named in her honor. Edensor is a village in Derbyshire, England. ... A view of Chatsworth from the south-west circa 1880. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... The architectural and administrative centerpiece of the Manhattanville campus, Reid Hall (1864), is named after Whitelaw Reid owner of the New York Tribune. ...

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A telefilm about Kathleen Kennedy, The Girl On a Bicycle, is currently in production.[1] A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ...


  1. ^ The Girl On A Bicycle: The Kathleen Kennedy Story - Telefilm
  • Kathleen Kennedy: Her Life and Times by Lynne McTaggart (1983) ISBN 0-385-27415-7

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