Sir William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire

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Sir William Cavendish (Cavendish (5th Duke of Devonshire)), 5th Duke of Devonshire

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Hardwick, Derbyshire, , England
Death: July 29, 1811 (62)
Devonshire House, Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: All Saint's Derby, Derbyshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Prime Minister William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire and Charlotte Elizabeth Cavendish, 6th Baronness Clifford
Husband of Georgiana Cavendish (Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire and Elizabeth Christiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Partner of Charlotte Spencer
Father of Charlotte Williams; Georgiana Dorothy Howard (Cavendish), Countess of Carlisle; Harriett Elizabeth Cavendish; William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire; Caroline Clifford and 1 other
Brother of Dorothy Bentinck, Duchess of Portland; Richard Cavendish and George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington

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About Sir William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire

"William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, KG (14 December 1748 – 29 July 1811) was a British aristocrat and politician. He was the eldest son of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire by his wife the heiress Lady Charlotte Boyle, suo jure Baroness Clifford, who brought in considerable money and estates to the Cavendish family. He was invited to join the Cabinet on three occasions, but declined each offer.

He was Lord High Treasurer of Ireland and Governor of Cork, and Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.[1] The 5th Duke is best known for his first wife Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. At the age of about twenty, Devonshire toured Italy with William Fitzherbert which is where they commissioned the pair of portraits by Pompeo Batoni."



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Sir William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire's Timeline

December 14, 1748
Hardwick, Derbyshire, , England
Age 24
July 12, 1783
Age 34
Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, Middlesex, England
August 29, 1785
Age 36
London, Middlesex, UK
Age 36
Age 39
May 21, 1790
Age 41
Paris, Seine, France