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date: 13 May 2021

Fitzwilliam, Richard, seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrionlocked

  • Lucilla Burn
  •  and Suzanne Reynolds


Fitzwilliam, Richard, seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion (1745–1816), collector, connoisseur, and museum founder, was born on 1 August 1745 in Richmond, Surrey, the son of Richard Fitzwilliam, sixth Viscount Fitzwilliam (d. 1776), and his wife Catherine Decker (c.1710–1786), eldest daughter of the Dutch-born merchant and political economist, ...

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