About John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow
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John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow KT, GCMG, GCVO, PC (25 September 1860 – 29 February 1908), also known as Viscount Aithrie before 1873 and as The 7th Earl of Hopetoun between 1873 and 1902, was a Scottish aristocrat, politician and colonial administrator. He is best known for his brief and controversial tenure as the first Governor-General of Australia. When he became Governor-General, he was 40 years old and he remains the youngest person to have held that office; he is also the shortest-lived, dying at the age of 47. In Australia he is remembered as Lord Hopetoun.
Hope was born at South Queensferry, West Lothian in Scotland the eldest son of the 6th Earl of Hopetoun and Ethelred Anne Hope. He was educated at Eton College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he passed in 1879 but did not join the Army on graduation. He later explained ‘the affairs of the family estate, to which I succeeded at 13, seemed to call for my personal attention’. Subsequently he devoted his attentions to managing the more than seventeen thousand hectares of family estate located around the Firth of Forth.
He married, in London on 18 October 1886, girl-next-door Hersey Alice Eveleigh-de Moleyns (formerly Mullins), a Scots-born Irish aristocrat (daughter of the 4th Baron Ventry) then aged 19. They would have three surviving children. Their elder son Victor would become Viceroy and Governor-General of India 1936–43, after having declined the governorship of Madras and the governor-generalship of Australia."
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