Person:Spencer Cavendish (1)

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire
b.23 Jul 1833
d.24 Mar 1908
m. 6 Aug 1829
  1. William Cavendish, Lord Cavendish1831 - 1834
  2. Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire1833 - 1908
  3. Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish1836 - 1882
  4. Lord Edward Cavendish1838 - 1891
  5. Lady Louisa Caroline Cavendish - 1907
m. 16 Aug 1892
Facts and Events
Name Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 23 Jul 1833
Marriage 16 Aug 1892 to Luise Fredericke Auguste von Alten, Countess von Alten
Death[1] 24 Mar 1908
Burial[2] 28 Mar 1908 Edensor, Derbyshire, England
Reference Number? Q334063?

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire KG, GCVO, PC, PC (Ire) (23 July 1833 – 24 March 1908), styled Lord Cavendish of Keighley between 1834 and 1858 and Marquess of Hartington between 1858 and 1891, was a British . He has the distinction of having served as leader of three political parties (as Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Commons (1875–1880), as of the Liberal Unionist Party (1886–1903) and of the Unionists in the House of Lords (1902–1903), though the Conservatives and Liberal Unionists operated in close alliance from 1892–1903 and would eventually merge in 1912). He also declined to become Prime Minister on three occasions, not because he was not a serious politician but because the circumstances were never right.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Spencer Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 4:350-352, in Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59).