Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll

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Field Marshal John Henry Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll

Also Known As: "John D. E. H. Duke Argyll Campbell"
Birthplace: Inverary castle, Argyll, , Scotland
Death: May 24, 1806 (82)
Inverary Castle, Argyleshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Collegiate Church, Kilmun, Cowal, Argyllshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll and Mary Campbell
Husband of Margaret Fraser and Elizabeth Gunning, 1st Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon
Father of John Campbell; Lady Augusta Clavering; George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll; Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell; John Campbell, 7th Duke of Argyll and 2 others
Brother of Lord Frederick Campbell; Caroline Seymour-Conway and Lord William Campbell
Half brother of Sarah McCallum

Occupation: Duke of Argyll
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About Field Marshal 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 1, 1723
Inverary castle, Argyll, , Scotland
June 1723
January 26, 1753
Holyrood House, Edinburgh
July 24, 1756
Holyrood House, Edinburgh
March 31, 1760
Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom
September 22, 1768
Argyll House, London, Middlesex, England
January 28, 1775
London, United Kingdom
December 21, 1777
Argyll, Scotland