Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, known by the epithet "The Proud Duke", was an English peer. He rebuilt Petworth House in Sussex, the ancient Percy seat inherited from his wife, in the palatial form which survives today. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, he was a remarkably handsome man, and inordinately fond of taking a conspicuous part in court ceremonial; his vanity, which earned him the sobriquet of "the proud duke", was a byword among his ...
Charles Seymour, 6th duke of Somerset, (born August 12, 1662—died December 2, 1748, Petworth, Sussex, England), British statesman during the reign of Queen Anne, who helped to secure the accession of George I of Hanover. His brother, Francis Seymour, inherited the dukedom on the death of a cousin (the 4th duke) but was shot in 1678 at age 20 by a ...
02/04/2019 · Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset (13 August 1662 – 2 December 1748), sometimes referred to as the "Proud Duke". The son of Charles Seymour, 2nd Baron Seymour of Trowbridge, and Elizabeth Alington (1635–1692), he succeeded his brother Francis Seymour, 5th Duke of Somerset, to the dukedom when the latter was shot in 1678.
- "The Proud Duke"
- August 13, 1662
- Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
- December 2, 1748
Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset. Birth. 13 Aug 1662. Preshute, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England. Death. 2 Dec 1748 (aged 86) Petworth, Chichester District, West Sussex, England. Burial. Salisbury Cathedral.
- Preshute, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
- August 13, 1662
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Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, was born 13 August 1662 to Charles Seymour, 2nd Baron Seymour of Trowbridge (c1621-1665) and Elizabeth Alington (c1635-1691) and died 2 December 1748 Petworth, Sussex, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Percy (1667-1722) 30 May 1682 .
Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset (1662-1748), Politician, Lord President of the Council and Master of the Horse Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry Sitter in 22 portraits Courtier; he helped the Whig Junto into power, 1708. He established the tradition whereby Kit-Cat Club members presented Tonson with their portraits. Tell us More Like
Somerset, Charles Seymour, 6th duke of (1662–1748). Charles Seymour succeeded to the dukedom at the age of 16 when his elder brother was shot in Italy, and married the heiress to the vast Percy estates. He was gentleman of the bedchamber to Charles II and James II and given the Garter in 1684.