Reference Entry

Cavendish, William, fifth duke of Devonshire (1748-1811), nobleman

Michael Durban

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Cavendish, William, fifth duke of Devonshire (1748-1811), nobleman, was born on 14 December 1748, the eldest of the four children of William Cavendish, fourth duke of Devonshire (bap. 1720, d. 1764), politician, and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle, Baroness Clifford (1731-1754), daughter and heir of Richard Boyle, third earl of ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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