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Cavendish, William, seventh duke of Devonshire (1808-1891), landowner and industrialist

Michael Thompson

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/4950

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Cavendish, William, seventh duke of Devonshire (1808-1891), landowner and industrialist, was born on 27 April 1808, in Charles Street, Berkeley Square, London, the eldest of the four children of William Cavendish (1783-1812) and his wife, the Hon. Louisa O'Callaghan (d. 1863), eldest daughter of Cornelius O'Callaghan, first Baron Lismore. His ...

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