John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll (1723 - 1806) MP

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Death: Died in Inverary Castle, Argyllshire, Scotland
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox
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About John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll

John succeeded his father in 1770, became the first President of the Highland Society of Scotland and married a celebrated beauty, Elizabeth Gunning, widow of the sixth Duke of Hamilton, in 1759. Both Duke and Duchess were subscribers to Robert Burns' Poems.

Burns arrived at Inverary in June 1787, when the Duke of Argyll had a large house party. The inn keeper was too busy attending to the Duke's guests to have time for passing travellers. Burns is supposed to have scrawled his 'On Incivility shown him at Inverary' on one of the inn windows:

   "Whoe'er he be that sojourns here,
   I pity much his case —
   Unless he come to wait upon
   The Lord their God, "His Grace....",_5th_Duke_of_Argyll

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Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll's Timeline

June 1723
February 3, 1759
Age 35
London, Middlesex, England
March 3, 1759
Age 35
March 31, 1760
Age 36
Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom
September 22, 1768
Age 45
Argyll House, London, Middlesex, England
January 28, 1775
Age 51
London, United Kingdom
December 21, 1777
Age 54
Argyll, Scotland
May 24, 1806
Age 82
Inverary Castle, Argyllshire, Scotland
June 10, 1806
Age 82
Collegiate Church, Kilmun, Cowal, Argyllshire, Scotland