Charles Montagu, 1st Duke of Manchester

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Charles Edward Montagu, 1st Duke of Manchester (c. 1656-1722), son of Robert Montagu, 3rd Earl of Manchester, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and succeeded to his father's earldom in 1683. Warmly sympathizing with the Whig revolution of 1688, he attended William and Mary at their coronation, fought under William at the Boyne, became a privy councillor in 1698, and held various important diplomatic posts between that date and 1714, serving also as Secretary of State for the Southern Department between January and February of 1702. In 1714 he received an appointment in the household of George I, by whom on 28 April 1719 he was created Duke of Manchester. He died on 20 January 1722.


Preceded by:
The Earl of Norwich
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1670–1702
Succeeded by:
Marquess of Hartington
Preceded by:
James Vernon
Secretary of State for the Southern Department
1702
Succeeded by:
The Earl of Nottingham

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