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Encyclopedia > William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire
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The Duke of Devonshire
Term: 16 November 175625 June 1757
Predecessor: The Duke of Newcastle
Successor: The Duke of Newcastle
Date of Birth: c. 1720
Date of Death: 2 October 1764
Place of Death: Spa, Belgium
Political Party: Whig

William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (c. 1720 - 2 October 1764) was a British statesman who eventually became titular Prime Minister of Great Britain. 4th duke of devonshire This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme (July 21, 1693 - November 17, 1768) was a Whig statesman, whose official life extended throughout the Whig supremacy of the 18th century. ... Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme (July 21, 1693 - November 17, 1768) was a Whig statesman, whose official life extended throughout the Whig supremacy of the 18th century. ... Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ... October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Spa is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. ... A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ... This article is about the British Whig party. ... Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ... October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ...


He was elected MP for Derbyshire in 1741 and 1747, but left the House of Commons for the Lords in 1751 by a writ of acceleration as Baron Cavendish of Hardwick. He was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 2 April 1755 until 3 January 1757, when his successor John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford entered the office. After inheriting his father's peerage titles (chiefly the Dukedom of Devonshire), Devonshire was given the Garter and appointed First Lord of the Treasury (most historians consider him Prime Minister during this service) in November 1756, and he served as First Lord until May 1757 in an administration effectively run by William Pitt the Elder. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive hill and mountain scenery. ... Events April 10 – Austrian army attack troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz December 19 – Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia December 25 – Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale Celsius William Browning invents mineral water Elizabeth of Russia became czarina. ... Events January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Dock Hospital April 9 - The Scottish Jacobite Lord Lovat was beheaded by axe on Tower Hill, London, for high treason; he was the last man to be executed in this way in Britain May 14 - First battle of Cape... The House of Commons is a component of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also includes the Sovereign and the House of Lords. ... This article is about the British House of Lords. ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 31 - The future King George III of the United Kingdom succeeds his father as Prince of Wales. ... The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (also known as the Viceroy or in the Middle Ages as the Lord Deputy) was the head of Englands (pre-1707) or Britains (post 1707) administration in Ireland. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford (1710-1771), second son of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Howland of Streatham, Surrey, was born on 30 September 1710. ... The Dukes of Devonshire are members of the aristocratic Cavendish family in the United Kingdom. ... A garter is one of the Orders most recognisable insignia. ... The First Lord of the Treasury is the head of the commission exercising the ancient office of Lord High Treasurer in the United Kingdom, usually but not always the Prime Minister. ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (15 November 1708–11 May 1778) was a British statesman who achieved his greatest fame as war minister during the Seven Years War and who was later Prime Minister of Great Britain. ...


He married Lady Charlotte Boyle (1731 - 1754), the daughter and heiress of Richard Boyle, 4th Earl of Cork and 3rd Earl of Burlington, a famous architect and art collector. Through her, the Devonshires inherited Chiswick House and Burlington House in London; Bolton Abbey and Londesborough Hall in Yorkshire; and Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland. Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork (April 25, 1694 – 1753) , born in Yorkshire, was a descendant of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the art of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of buildings, or more generally, the designer of a scheme or plan. ... Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Very large website with good reproduction quality scans of thousands of paintings Goetia Fine Art - Surrealism Art History With biographies and Works of the Surrealist Masters Art-Atlas. ... Chiswick House Chiswick House is a Palladian villa in Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London W4, England. ... Burlington House is a courtyard building off Picadilly in London. ... The abbey ruins Bolton Abbey Bolton Abbey Bolton Priory Church Bolton Abbey is a ruined 12th century priory in North Yorkshire, England. ... Londesborough Hall from Britannia Illustrata by Kip and Knyff (1709) Londesborough Hall was a country house in the village of Londesborough in the East Riding of Yorkshire, close to the towns of Market Weighton and Pocklington. ... Lismore Castle is a castle in County Waterford in the Republic of Ireland. ... County Waterford (Port Láirge in Irish) is a county in the province of Munster on the south coast of Ireland. ...



Preceded by:
The Duke of Richmond
Master of the Horse
1750–1755
Succeeded by:
The Duke of Dorset
Preceded by:
The Duke of Dorset
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1755–1757
Succeeded by:
The Duke of Bedford
Preceded by:
The Duke of Newcastle
Prime Minister
1756–1757
Succeeded by:
The Duke of Newcastle
Leader of the House of Lords
1756–1757
Preceded by:
The Duke of Grafton
Lord Chamberlain
1757–1762
Succeeded by:
The Duke of Marlborough


The Master of the Horse was (and in some cases, is) a historical position of varying importance in several European nations. ... Lionel Cranfield Sackville, 1st Duke Of Dorset (January 18, 1688 - October 10, 1765) was an English political leader and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... Lionel Cranfield Sackville, 1st Duke Of Dorset (January 18, 1688 - October 10, 1765) was an English political leader and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (also known as the Viceroy or in the Middle Ages as the Lord Deputy) was the head of Englands (pre-1707) or Britains (post 1707) administration in Ireland. ... John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford (1710-1771), second son of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Howland of Streatham, Surrey, was born on 30 September 1710. ... Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme (July 21, 1693 - November 17, 1768) was a Whig statesman, whose official life extended throughout the Whig supremacy of the 18th century. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme (July 21, 1693 - November 17, 1768) was a Whig statesman, whose official life extended throughout the Whig supremacy of the 18th century. ... Leader of the House of Lords is a function in the British government that is always held in combination with a formal Cabinet position, most often Lord President of the Council, Lord Privy Seal or Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. ... Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton (25 October 1683 - 6 May 1757) was an Irish and English politician. ... 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 from the Lord Great Chamberlain, one of the great offices of state. ... The Fourth Duke of Marlborough, painted by Joshua Reynolds George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (January 26, 1739) - (January 29, 1817) was a British nobleman. ...

Preceded by:
William Cavendish
Duke of Devonshire Succeeded by:
William Cavendish

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Station Information - Duke of Devonshire (383 words)
The Marquessate of Hartington, the Earldom of Devonshire and the Barony of Cavendish of Hardwick are in the peerage of England, while the Earldom of Burlington and the Barony of Cavendish of Keighley are in the United Kingdom peerage.
The Duke of Devonshire holds the subsidiary titles of Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwick, and Baron Cavendish of Keighley.
William Cavendish, 4th Earl of Devonshire (became Duke of Devonshire in 1694) (1640-1707)
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