George Sackville-Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

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George Sackville-Germain (Germaine), 1st Viscount Sackville

Birthdate: (69)
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset and Elizabeth, Duchess of Dorset
Husband of Diana Sambrooke
Father of Charles Sackville-Germain, 5th Duke of Dorset; George Sackville-Germain; Diana Crosbie and Elizabeth Germaine
Brother of John Philip Sackville; Charles Sackville, Earl of Middlesex, 2nd Duke of Dorset; Elizabeth Sackville and Caroline Sackville

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George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville PC (26 January 1716 – 26 August 1785), known as Lord George Sackville until 1770 and as Lord George Germain from 1770 to 1782, was a British soldier and politician who was Secretary of State for America in Lord North's cabinet during the American War of Independence. His ministry received much of the blame for Britain's loss of thirteen American colonies. His issuance of detailed instructions in military matters, coupled with his failure to understand either the geography of the colonies or the determination of the colonists, may justify this conclusion. He had two careers. His military career had distinction, serving in the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years War including at the decisive Battle of Minden, and commanding the 20th Foot at the Battle of Culloden, but ended with a court martial. His political career ended with the North ministry after the loss of the American colonies.

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George Sackville-Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville's Timeline

January 26, 1716
August 27, 1767
Age 51
December 7, 1770
Age 54
August 26, 1785
Age 69