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William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720 - 1764)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire KG PC (8 May 1720 — 2 October 1764), styled Lord Cavendish before 1729 and Marquess of Hartington between 1729 and 1755, was a British Whig statesman who was briefly nominal Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was the first son of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire and Catherine Hoskins.


Born: 8 May 1720

Died: 2 October 1764

Gender: Male

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