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Benedict CALVERT

English Benedict CALVERT

born Benedict Leonard CALVERT

English nobleman and politician

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on March 21, 1679
Died: on April 16, 1715


He was the second son of Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore (1637–1715) by Jane Lowe, and became his father's heir upon the death of his elder brother Cecil in 1681. The 3rd Lord Baltimore was a devout Roman Catholic, and had lost his title to the Province of Maryland shortly after the events of the Glorious Revolution in 1688, which saw the Protestant monarchs William and Mary accede to the British throne. Benedict Calvert would make strenuous attempts to have his family's title to Maryland restored by renouncing Roman Catholicism and joining the Church of England.

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- Category British Politician