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Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire

1757 - 1806

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Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (née Spencer; jor-JAY-nə; 7 June 1757 – 30 March 1806), was an English aristocrat, socialite, political organiser, author, and activist. Born into the Spencer family, married into the Cavendish family, she was the first wife of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and the mother of the 6th Duke of Devonshire. As the Duchess of Devonshire, she garnered much attention and fame in society during her lifetime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire has received more than 5,042,326 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire is the 896th most popular writer (down from 719th in 2019), the 727th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 570th in 2019) and the 89th most popular British Writer.

Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire is most famous for her role in the 18th century English society. She was a close friend of Queen Charlotte and her husband George III. She was also well known for her many love affairs with other aristocrats.

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Among writers, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire ranks 896 out of 5,755Before her are Clifford D. Simak, Philostratus, Abraham Abulafia, Wilkie Collins, Jacques Clément, and Georg Brandes. After her are Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Rustichello da Pisa, Bertran de Born, Publilius Syrus, John Updike, and Jean de La Bruyère.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1757, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire ranks 8Before her are William Blake, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Antonio Canova, Jacques Hébert, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, and Pierre Augereau. After her are Ignaz Pleyel, Rigas Feraios, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, George Vancouver, Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, and Johann Matthäus Bechstein. Among people deceased in 1806, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire ranks 13Before her are Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Carlo Gozzi, Michael Haydn, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, and William Pitt the Younger. After her are Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Mungo Park, Nicolas Leblanc, Johann Christoph Adelung, and Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire ranks 727 out of 7,765Before her are John Paul Jones (1946), Ian Paice (1948), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Wilkie Collins (1824), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), and Thomas Mun (1571). After her are James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534), Robert III of Scotland (1330), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), Gordon Brown (1951), Benedict Cumberbatch (1976), and H. L. A. Hart (1907).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire ranks 89Before her are Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), James May (1963), H. Rider Haggard (1856), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), Thomas Malory (1405), and Wilkie Collins (1824). After her are Samuel Richardson (1689), Bruce Chatwin (1940), Ben Jonson (1572), John Fowles (1926), E. M. Forster (1879), and Henry Fielding (1707).