Frederick Cavendish

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Field Marshal Lord Frederick Cavendish

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Hardwick, Derbyshire, England
Death: October 21, 1803 (74)
Twickenham Park, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire and Catherine Hoskins, Duchess of Devonshire
Brother of Caroline Cavendish, Countess of Bessborough; Prime Minister William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire; Lord George Augustus Cavendish; Elizabeth Ponsonby; Rachel Walpole, Countess of Orford and 1 other

Occupation: Field Marshel
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Frederick Cavendish

Field Marshal Lord Frederick Cavendish (August 1729 – 21 October 1803) was a British Army officer and Whig politician. After serving as an aide-de-camp to the Duke of Cumberland in Germany during the early stages of the Seven Years' War, he served under Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough during in the raid on St Malo and then took part in the raid on Cherbourg. Cavendish commanded the rear-guard during the re-embarkation following the disastrous battle of Saint Cast and was taken prisoner. After his release, Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick gave him command of a brigade of chasseurs which he led to victory at the Battle of Wilhelmsthal in June 1762.

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Frederick Cavendish's Timeline

August 17, 1729
Hardwick, Derbyshire, England
October 21, 1803
Age 74
Twickenham Park, England