Lt-General Sir Richard Lyttelton KB

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Richard Lyttelton

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Birthplace: Frankley, Worcestershire
Death: Died
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Son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, 4th Baronet and Christian Lyttelton, Btss
Husband of Rachel Lyttelton
Brother of George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley; Ann Ayscough; William Henry Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley; Christian Pitt; Charles Lyttelton and 5 others

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About Richard Lyttelton

Lt-General Sir Richard Lyttelton KB (1718 – 1 October 1770) was a British soldier and politician who served in the British Army.

He was the fourth son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, 4th Baronet. He served as Governor of Minorca from 1763 until 1766 after its restoration to British rule following the fall of Minorca to the French in 1756 - later returning to Britain where he died in 1770. He was also Governor of Guernsey.

He was the younger brother of George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, a leading MP and a friend of William Pitt, and the uncle of Thomas Lyttleton.

Lyttelton married Rachel, Duchess of Bridgewater (widow of Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of Bridgewater) on 14 December 1745. He was an employer of John Burrows, a physician who served as his secretary in Minorca, and later made groundbreaking research into venereal disease

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Lt-General Sir Richard Lyttelton KB's Timeline

1720
1720
Frankley, Worcestershire
1745
December 14, 1745
Age 25
1770
October 1, 1770
Age 50