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Spencer, George, fourth duke of Marlborough (1739-1817), politician

Gerald Le Grys Norgate and Stephen M. Lee

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/26123

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Spencer, George, fourth duke of Marlborough (1739-1817), politician, born on 26 January 1739, was the eldest son of Charles Spencer, third duke of Marlborough and fifth earl of Sunderland (1706-1758), and his wife, Elizabeth Trevor (d. 1761), the daughter of Thomas Trevor, second Baron Trevor. The artist Lady Diana Beauclerk ...

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