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Charles Montagu, 1st Duke of Manchester

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Birthplace: England - grson of Edward
Death: Died in England
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Son of Robert Montagu, 3rd Earl of Manchester and Anne Yelverton
Husband of Doddington Montagu, Duchess of Manchester
Father of William Montagu, 2nd Duke of Manchester; Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke of Manchester and Lady Charlotte Byng
Brother of Anne Montagu; Hon.Robert Montagu, MP; Hon. Heneage Montagu, MP and Elizabeth Montagu

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About Charles Montagu, 1st Duke of Manchester

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Charles Edward Montagu, 1st Duke of Manchester, 4th Earl of Manchester (c. 1656 – 20 January 1722), son of Robert Montagu, 3rd Earl of Manchester, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and succeeded to his father's earldom in 1683. Warmly sympathizing with the Whig revolution of 1688, he attended William and Mary at their coronation, and fought under William at the Boyne.


In 1697, he was sent as an envoy to Venice to try to procure the release of British sailors, but the Venetians proved unwilling to negotiate. On his return in 1698, he was appointed a privy councillor. The following year he was sent as British ambassador to France, remaining there until the outreak of war in 1701. He was then briefly appointed Secretary of State for the Southern Department, a post he held between January and May 1702. He was then out of office until again sent to Venice, as ambassador, but during his time there in 1707 and 1708, this negotiations (to persuade Venice to adhere to the Grand Alliance) were again unsuccessful.


In 1714 he received an appointment in the household of George I, by whom on 28 April 1719 he was created Duke of Manchester. In 1719 he was one of main subscribers in the Royal Academy of Music (1719), a corporation that produced baroque opera on stage. He died on 20 January 1722. He was the father of both the 2nd Duke of Manchester and the 3rd Duke of Manchester.

-------------------- Charles Montagu, 1st Duke of Manchester was born circa 1662.1 He was the son of Robert Montagu, 3rd Earl of Manchester and Anne Yelverton.1 He married Doddington Greville, daughter of Robert Greville, 4th Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court and Anne Dodington, circa 19 February 1690/91.1 He died on 20 January 1721/22.1

    He was educated at St. Paul's School, London, England.1 He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Viscount Mandeville [E., 1620] on 14 March 1682/83.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Manchester, co. Lancaster [E., 1626] on 14 March 1682/83.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Kimbolton of Kimbolton, co. Huntingdon [E., 1620] on 14 March 1682/83.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire from 1689 to January 1721/22.1 He held the office of Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from March 1688/89 to 1702.1 He fought in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.1 He fought in the Siege of Limerick.1 He held the office of Lord Great Chamberlain in 1694.1 He held the office of Ambassador to Venice from 1697 to 1698.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1698.1 He held the office of Ambassador to France between 1699 and 1701.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1702.1 He held the office of Secretary of State to the South between January 1702 and May 1702.1 He held the office of Ambassador to Venice between 1706 and 1708.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1714.1 He held the office of Lord of the Bedchamber from 1714 to January 1721/22.1 He was created 1st Duke of Manchester [England] on 28 April 1719.1
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Charles Montagu, 1st Duke of Manchester's Timeline

1656
1656
England - grson of Edward
1690
February 19, 1690
Age 34
1700
1700
Age 44
1710
1710
Age 54
1721
January 20, 1721
Age 65
England
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