Person:Diana Spencer (10)

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Diana Spencer
b.1710
d.1735
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Name Diana Spencer
Married Name Diana Russell, Duchess of Bedford
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1710
Marriage Oct 1731 to John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford
Death[1] 1735


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Diana Russell, Duchess of Bedford (née Lady Diana Spencer; 31 July 1710 – 27 September 1735) was a member of the Spencer family known for the unsuccessful attempt of marriage with Frederick, Prince of Wales.

Orphaned by the age of 12, Lady Diana, known by her family as "dear little Di", joined the household of her rich and ambitious maternal grandmother, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. She was her grandmother's favourite grandchild and closest confidante. The highly influential Duchess of Marlborough tried to arrange a secret marriage between Lady Diana and the Prince of Wales, King George II's eldest son and heir apparent to the throne. When the scheme was frustrated by Prime Minister Robert Walpole, Lady Diana was married off to Lord John Russell, later 4th Duke of Bedford. The couple's only child was a son named John, whose preterm birth was induced by a carriage accident and who lived for a day. Following a further miscarriage, the Duchess of Bedford died of tuberculosis at the age of 25.

Her brother John's descendant, Lady Diana Spencer, who married Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1981, was named after her.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Diana Russell, Duchess of Bedford, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).