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Cavendish [née Spencer], Georgiana, duchess of Devonshirelocked

(1757–1806)
  • Amanda Foreman

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Cavendish [née Spencer], Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1806), political hostess, was born in Wimbledon, Surrey, on 7 June 1757, the eldest daughter of John Spencer, first Earl Spencer (1734–1783), and his wife, Margaret Georgiana Spencer (née Poyntz) (1737–1814). Four more siblings followed, of whom two survived: ...

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H. Walpole, ed. W. S. Lewis & others, 48 vols. (1937–83)
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