George Villiers

George Villiers may refer to:

  • George Villiers (of Brokesby) (1550–1606), minor English gentleman, father of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
  • George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592–1628), courtier of James I of England, minister to Charles I
  • George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1628–1687), English politician, son of the first Duke, exiled with Charles II
  • George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey (1735–1805), English Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Aldborough, Dover
  • George Villiers (1759–1827), English Member of Parliament for Warwick
  • George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon (1800–1870), English diplomat and statesman, Foreign Secretary
  • George Villiers, 6th Earl of Clarendon (1877–1955), British Conservative politician, Governor-General of South Africa
  • George Villiers, 8th Earl of Clarendon

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Personal Relationships Of James VI And I - George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
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George Villiers, 4th Earl Of Jersey - Family
... The 4th Earl of Jersey was the son of William Villiers, 3rd Earl of Jersey and Lady Anne Egerton, the daughter of Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of ... one of the more notorious mistresses of George IV when he was still Prince of Wales ... Lady Jersey had ten children Lady Charlotte Anne Villiers (1771–1808), married Lord William Russell in 1789, and had issue ...
Giles Mompesson - Licensing Monopoly and Graft
... John (and thus Mompesson's sister-in-law) married Edward Villiers, the half-brother of George Villiers, and Mompesson's connection to George Villiers was the key to his later despotism ... George Villiers became James I's favourite (and alleged lover), rising to the rank of Duke of Buckingham by 1616, and Mompesson was quick to use his family connections ... His infamous career was tied directly to that of George Villiers and James I ...

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