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  1. William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, KG, PC, FRS was an English soldier, nobleman, and Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1684 when he inherited his father's peerage as Earl of Devonshire. He was part of the "Immortal Seven" group that invited William III, Prince of Orange to depose James II of England as monarch during the Glorious Revolution, and was rewarded with the elevation to Duke of Devonshire in 1694.

  2. William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, KG (14 December 1748 – 29 July 1811), was a British nobleman, aristocrat, and politician. He was the eldest son of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire , by his wife, the heiress Lady Charlotte Boyle , suo jure Baroness Clifford, who brought in considerable money and estates to the Cavendish family.

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    William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, KG, PC, styled Marquess of Hartington until 1811, was a British peer, courtier, nobleman, and Whig politician. Known as the "Bachelor Duke", he was Lord Chamberlain of the Household between 1827 and 1828 and again between 1830 and 1834. The Cavendish banana is named after him.

    Born in Paris, France, Devonshire was the son of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and Lady Georgiana, daughter of John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer. He was educated at Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He lost both his parents while still in his youth; his mother died in 1806 and his father in 1811 when, aged 21, he succeeded to the ...

    Politically Devonshire followed in the Whig family tradition. He supported Catholic emancipation, the abolition of slavery and reduced factory working hours. He held office as Lord Chamberlain of the Household under George Canning and Lord Goderich between 1827 and 1828 and under Lord Grey and Lord Melbourne between 1830 and 1834. In 1827 he was sw...

    Devonshire had a major interest in gardening and horticulture, and devoted himself sedulously to the care and nurture of his vast estates. His major projects including the wholesale rebuilding of the village of Edensor, and significant improvement to his several stately houses and their gardens. He befriended Sir Joseph Paxton, then employed at the...

    Devonshire was a close friend of the Prince Regent. Other friends included Antonio Canova and Charles Dickens. Much of Devonshire's private correspondence, including letters to his mistresses, was destroyed by his Victorian relatives. He intended to marry Lady Caroline Ponsonby, his cousin, but she married William Lamb, which he found devastating. ...

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    William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire, KG, PC, styled as Lord Cavendish of Keighley between 1831 and 1834 and known as Earl of Burlington between 1834 and 1858, was a British landowner, benefactor, nobleman, and politician.

    Cavendish was the son of William Cavendish and the Honourable Louisa O'Callaghan. His father was the eldest son of Lord George Cavendish, third son of the 4th Duke of Devonshire and Lady Charlotte Boyle, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork. His mother was the daughter of the 1st Baron Lismore. He was educated at Eton and the...

    Cavendish was returned to parliament as the MP for Cambridge University in 1829, a seat he held until July 1831, when he was returned for Malton. He only sat for Malton until September of the same year and was out of the House of Commons until 1832, when he was returned for North Derbyshire. He succeeded his grandfather in the earldom of Burlington...

    In 1829, Devonshire married Blanche Georgiana Howard, daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, and the former Lady Georgiana Cavendish, sister of the 6th Duke of Devonshire, known as the "Bachelor Duke". Blanche was the Bachelor Duke's favourite niece, and his fondness for the young couple who were his heirs may have contributed to his deci...

  3. 29/12/2017 · William Cavendish Duke of Devonshire Whig 1756 to 1757 “Every King must make use of human means to attain human ends or his affairs will go to ruin.” Born Baptised 1 June 1720, Baptised St Martin’s...

  4. William Cavendish, II duque de Devonshire (1672 - 4 de junio de 1729) caballero de la Orden de la Jarretera desde 1707, consejero privado, aristócrata y político británico, hijo mayor de William Cavendish, I duque de Devonshire y lady Mary Butler. Perteneciente y destacando en el partido whig, sirvió como Presidente del Consejo privado de ...

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