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date: 24 February 2020

Montagu, John, fourth earl of Sandwichlocked

  • N. A. M. Rodger


Montagu, John, fourth earl of Sandwich (1718–1792), politician and musical patron, was born in London on 13 November 1718, the eldest son of Edward Richard Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke (1692–1722), and his wife, Elizabeth Popham (d. 1761). His grandfather had been insane for some time before he died in 1729, leaving his ten-year-old grandson very little but the earldom. His widowed mother had already remarried and effectively abandoned her sons; ...

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