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Edward Montagu, first earl of Sandwich (1625–1672) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1670 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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Montagu [Mountagu], Edward, first earl of Sandwich (1625–1672), army and naval officer and diplomat, was born at Barnwell, Northamptonshire, on 27 July 1625, the second but eldest surviving son of Sir Sydney Montagu (c.1571–1644) of Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdonshire, MP for Huntingdonshire, master of requests, and groom of the bedchamber to ...