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English William CAVENDISH

British Whig statesman who was briefly nominal Prime Minister of Great Britain

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 08, 1720
Died: on October 02, 1764 in Spa, Austrian Netherlands


He married Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle, 6th Baroness Clifford (1731–1754), the daughter and heiress of Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington of the 1st creation, a famous architect and art collector. Through her, the Devonshires inherited Chiswick House and Burlington House in London; Bolton Abbey and Londesborough Hall in Yorkshire; and Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland. The Duke employed Capability Brown to landscape the garden and park at Chatsworth House, his main residence. He hired James Paine to design the new stable block.

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