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Bentinck, Margaret Cavendish [née Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley], duchess of Portlandlocked

(1715–1785)
  • Pat Rogers

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Bentinck, Margaret Cavendish [née Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley], duchess of Portland (1715–1785), collector of art and natural history specimens and patron of arts and sciences, was born on 11 February 1715 in London, the only surviving child of Edward Harley, later second earl of Oxford...

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