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  1. William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, III duque de Portland (Nottinghamshire, 14 de abril de 1738-Bulstrode Park, Buckinghamshire, 30 de octubre de 1809) fue un político whig y estadista británico, que ocupó los cargos de rector de la Universidad de Oxford y Primer Ministro del Reino de Gran Bretaña, Reino Unido desde 1801.

  2. William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, KG, PC, FRS (14 April 1738 – 30 October 1809) was a British Whig and then a Tory politician during the late Georgian era. He served as Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1792–1809) and twice as the Prime Minister of Great Britain (1783) and then of the United Kingdom (1807–1809).

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    • Governor-General of India
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    • Social reforms

    Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Lord William Bentinck GCB GCH Governor-General of India In office 22 April 1834 – 20 March 1835 MonarchWilliam IV Prime Minister The Earl Grey The Viscount Melbourne The Duke of Wellington Sir Robert Peel Succeeded bySir Charles Metcalfe Governor-General of the Presidency of Fort William In office 4 July 1828 – 22 April 1834 Monarch George IV William IV Prime Minister The Duke of Wellington The Earl Grey Preceded byWilliam Butterworth Bayley...

    Bentinck was born in Buckinghamshire, the second son of Prime Minister William Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, and Lady Dorothy, only daughter of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire. On the marriage the family name became Cavendish-Bentinck. He was educated at Westminster School, a boys' public school in Westminster, London.

    In 1783, at the age of 9, he was given the sinecure of Clerk of the Pipe for life. Bentinck joined the Coldstream Guards on 28 January 1791 at the age of 16, purchasing an ensign's commission. He was promoted to captain-lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment of Dragoons on 4 August 1792, and to captain in the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons on 6 April 1793. He was promoted to major in the 28th Foot on 29 March 1794 and to lieutenant-colonel in the 24th Dragoons that July. On 9 January 1798, Bentinck was

    Lord William Bentinck was the first governor general of British-occupied India. Everyone else before him was the governor of Bengal On his return to England, Bentinck served in the House of Commons for some years before being appointed Governor-General of Bengal in 1828. His principal concern was to turn around the loss-making East India Company, to ensure that its charter would be renewed by the British government. Lady William Cavendish-Bentinck Bentinck engaged in an extensive range of cost-c

    Bentinck made English the medium of instruction after passing the English Education Act 1835. English replaced Persian as the language of the higher courts. He founded the Calcutta Medical college after the committee appointed by him found that "The Native Medical Institution established in 1822, The Committee headed by Dr John Grant as president and J C C Sutherland, C E Trevelyan, Thomas Spens, Ram Comul Sen and M J Bramley as members found the education, examination system, training and lack

    Bentinck decided to put an immediate end to Sati immediately upon his arrival in Calcutta. Ram Mohan Roy warned Bentinck against abruptly ending Sati. However, after observing that the judges in the courts were unanimously in favor of the ban, Bentinck proceeded to lay the draft

    Bentinck prohibited female infanticide and the custom of certain of newly born girls to be killed and against human sacrifices. Although his reforms met little resistance among native Indians at the time, Indian enemies repeated a story to the effect that he had once planned to d

    • 1791–1839
    • Whig
  3. William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland (1768-1854) Lord William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck (1774-1839; M.P. and Governor General of India) William John Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott, 5th Duke of Portland (1800-1879) Lord [William] George Frederic Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck (1802-1848) Lord [William] Henry Cavendish-Bentinck (1804-1870)

  4. Lord [William] Henry Cavendish-Bentinck (1804-1870) William John Arthur Charles James Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland (1857-1943) Winifred Anna Cavendish-Bentinck, Duchess of Portland (1863-1954) William Arthur Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 7th Duke of Portland (1893-1977) Ferdinand William Cavendish-Bentinck, 8th Duke of Portland (1888-1980)

  5. British Prime Minister (1807-1809), Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG), 3rd Duke of Portland. Third great-grandfather of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    • 30 Oct 1809 (aged 71)Buckinghamshire, England
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  6. "William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, was born 14 April 1738, the eldest son and heir of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland, and his wife, Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley. He held the courtesy title of Marquess of Titchfield from his birth until he succeeded his father as 3rd Duke of Portland, Marquess of Titchfield, and Earl of Portland 1 May 1762.

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    • April 14, 1738
    • Dorothy Cavendish
    • October 30, 1809
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