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CHARLES MONTAGU

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 543 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHARLES MONTAGU, 1st duke of Manchester (c. 1656–1722), son of Robert, 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, when he received an appointment in the household of George I., by whom on the 28th of April 1719 he was created duke of Manchester. He died on the loth of January 1722, and was succeeded successively in the dukedom by his two sons, William 2nd duke of Manchester (1700–1739), and Robert 3rd duke (c. 1710–1762), who was vice-chamberlain to Queen Caroline, wife of George II.
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