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Ambassador, Diplomat, Civil servant

EnglishBorn Victor Christian William CAVENDISH

British politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 11th since Canadian Confederation

Born on May 31, 1868 in Marylebone, London, England , United Kingdom

Died on May 6, 1938 in Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England

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Cavendish was born in the Marylebone area of London, England, as the eldest son of Lord Edward Cavendish, himself the third son of the seventh Duke of Devonshire, and Emma Lascelles, both the daughter of William Lascelles and Lord Edward's cousin. Cavendish's younger brother was Lord Richard Cavendish and his uncles were Spencer Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington (later the eighth Duke of Devonshire) and Lord Frederick Cavendish.

Cavendish was educated at Eton College before being admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, on 30 May 1887, where he served as secretary of the Pitt Club. During his years at Cambridge, Cavendish served part-time with the Derbyshire Yeomanry, into which he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1890. He was promoted Major in September 1901 and retired from the Yeomanry in 1911.


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