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date: 19 August 2019

Fitzwilliam, Richard, seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrionlocked

(1745–1816)
  • B. H. Blacker
  • , revised by John D. Pickles

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Fitzwilliam, Richard, seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion (1745–1816), benefactor and musical antiquary, was born on 1 August 1745 at Richmond, Surrey, the eldest son of Richard Fitzwilliam, sixth Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion (d. 1776), and Catherine (c.1710–1786), eldest daughter and coheir of the Dutch-born merchant and political economist ...

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