Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649 - 1709) MP

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Birthplace: Diepenheim, Overijssel, Netherlands
Death: Died in UK
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox
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About Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland

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Curriculum VITAE & Biography
  • 1664 : Page of Honour to Prince William of Orange circa 1664
  • 1668 : Rank of Cornet in the service of the Prince William of Orange’s Army.
  • 1670 : Graduated from Oxford University, England with a Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.)
  • 1672 : Nobleman of the Chamber to Prince William of Orange
  • 1672 : Rank of Captain
  • 1675 : Rank of Colonel in the service of the Dutch Regiment of Horse
  • 1688 : settled in England when Prince William of Orange became King William III of Great Britain
  • 1688/9-1700 : Held the office of Keeper of the Privy Purse - feb 1688/89 to 1700
  • 1688/9-1700 : Held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchmaber - feb 1688/89 to 1700
  • 1688/9-1700 : Held the office of Groom of the Stole - feb 1688/89 to 1700
  • 1688/9-1702 : Invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) - feb 1688/89 to March 1701/2
  • 1689 apr-09 : Created 1st Baron of Cirencester, co. Gloucester [England]
  • 1689 apr-09 : Created 1st Viscount Woodstock, co. Oxford [England]
  • 1689 apr-09 : Created 1st Earl of Portland, co. Dorset [England]
  • 1690 : Gained the rank of Lieutenant-General - Fought in the Battle of the Boyne
  • 1692 : Fought in the Battle of Steinkirk
  • 1693 : Fought in the Battle of Landen
  • 1695 : Fought in the Siege of Namur
  • 1697 : Held the office of Ranger of Windsor Great Park - Gained the rank of General of Horse
  • Invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in March 1696/97
  • 1698 : Held the office of Ambassador to France
  • 1701 apr-01 : the House of Commons voted to impeach him, but this was dismissed by the House of Lords, 24 June 1701
  • He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography

2011-apr-08 : Jette Husum Rosborg - 2012-dec-30 : -jMVu-

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Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland's Timeline

1649
July 20, 1649
Diepenheim, Overijssel, Netherlands
1678
February 1, 1678
Age 28
's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1679
August 20, 1679
Age 30
Diepenheim, Overijssel, Netherlands
1682
May 17, 1682
Age 32
Titchfield, Hampshire, England
1683
March 19, 1683
Age 33
's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1688
May 4, 1688
Age 38
1700
May 12, 1700
Age 50
Chiswick, Middlesex, UK
1703
June 27, 1703
Age 53
1704
November 6, 1704
Age 55
London, England, UK
1705
November 12, 1705
Age 56