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  1. John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, KG, PC, FRS was an 18th-century British statesman. Bedford was a leading Whig political figure around the time of the Seven Years' War, and negotiated the Treaty of Paris which ended the conflict in 1763. He was also an early promoter of cricket and a patron of the arts who commissioned many works from artists, most notably Canaletto.

  2. John Russell, 4th duke of Bedford, (born Sept. 30, 1710—died Jan. 15, 1771, Woburn, Bedfordshire, Eng.), leader of the “Bedford Whigs,” a major parliamentary force in the third quarter of the 18th century in England. Brother of the 3rd Duke (Wriothesley Russell), he joined the opposition to Sir Robert Walpole and in November 1744 became first lord ...

  3. 27/05/2021 · John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford KG, PC, FRS (30 September 1710 – 5 January 1771) was an 18th-century British statesman. He was the fourth son of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Howland of Streatham, Surrey.

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    John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford KG PC FRS (30 September 1710 – 5 January 1771) was an 18th-century British statesman. He was the fourth son of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Howland of Streatham, Surrey. Known as Lord John Russell, he married in October 1731 Diana Spencer, daughter o...

    In the House of Lords he joined the Patriot Whig opposition hostile to the Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole, took a fairly prominent part in public business, and earned the dislike of George II. When Carteret, now Earl Granville, resigned office in November 1744, Bedford became First Lord of the Admiralty in the administration of Henry Pelham, and...

    Bedford was very keen on cricket. The earliest surviving record of his involvement in the sport comes from 1741 when he hosted Bedfordshire v Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire county at Woburn Park. The combined Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire team won. Bedford arranged the match with his friends George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax (Northa...

  4. Bedford, John Russell, 4th duke of (1710–71). Succeeding to one of the wealthiest dukedoms in Britain in 1732, Bedford developed a political following which made him a valuable catch for any ministry. He served as 1st lord of the Admiralty (1744–8) and as southern secretary (1748–51), resigning after lengthy bickering with Newcastle.

  5. john russell, 4th duke of bedford, baron russell of thornhaugh, baron russell, earl of bedford, marquess of tavistock, baron howland of streatham, surrey, duke of bedford, first lord of the admiralty, was born 30 september 1710 to wriothesley russell, 2nd duke of bedford (1680-1711) and elizabeth howland (1682-1724) and died 15 january 1771 …

  6. The Most Noble John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, K.G., P.C. Born: 30 September 1710 Died: 15 January 1771 1710-1732 The Hon. John Russell, commonly called Lord John Russell 1732-1744 The Duke of Bedford 1744-1749 The Duke of Bedford, P.C. 1749-1771 The Duke of Bedford, K.G., P.C. First Lord of the Admiralty, 1744-1748 Secretary of State for the Southern Department, 1748-1751 Lord Lieutenant ...