Reference Entry

Fortescue, Hugh, second Earl Fortescue (1783-1861), politician

David Fisher

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Fortescue, Hugh, second Earl Fortescue (1783-1861), politician, was born on 13 February 1783 at the Army Pay Office, Whitehall, the eldest son of Hugh Fortescue, third Baron and first Earl Fortescue (1753-1841), and his wife, Hester (1760-1847), daughter of the statesman George Grenville. He had two brothers and six sisters. ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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