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us: Bedford, John Russell, Duke of, 1766-1839

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    • us: Bedford, John Russell, 6th duke of, 1766-1839
    • us: Russell, John, Duke of Bedford, 1766-1839
    • us: Russell, John, Lord, 1766-1839
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1766
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1839-10-20
    • Associated Locale

        Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        Tavistock (England)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Politics, Practical
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Politicians
      • Earlier Established Forms

          Bedford, John Russell, 6th duke of, 1766-1839Bedford, John Russell,6th duke of,1766-1839
      • Sources

        • found: Wikipedia, February 12, 2016 (John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford, KG PC FSA (6 July 1766? - 20 October 1839?), known as Lord John Russell until 1802, was a British Whig politician and notably served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in the Ministry of All the Talents. He was the father of Prime Minister John Russell, 1st Earl Russell. Bedford was a younger son of Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock, eldest son and heir of John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Russell was born on 20 September 1766. However, the following entry in the parish registers of St Giles in the Fields, "John Russell of Francis & Elizabeth marquis & marchioness of Tavistock", dated 2 August 1766 for his baptism, would put his birth earlier. Like most Russells, Bedford was a Whig in politics. He sat as Member of Parliament for Tavistock from 1788 to 1790, and served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in the Whig government of 1806-1807. He became, as did many of his party who were strong followers of Bonapartism, opposed to the Peninsular War, believing that it neither could nor should be won. Bedford was sworn of the Privy Council in 1806 and appointed a Knight of the Garter in 1830)
        • found: LCCN 07-21950: Davy, H. Elements of agricultural chemistry, 1815 (hdg.: Bedford, John Russell, 6th duke of, 1766-1839; usage: John, duke of Bedford)
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        • 1986-08-26: new
        • 2016-02-13: revised
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