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Francis Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds

Portrait by Benjamin West, circa 1769
Personal data
Date of birth29 January 1751 ,
Date of death31 January 1799(age 48)
Place of deathLondon, Great Britain
NationalityBritish
Political partyTory
Spouse(1) Lady Amelia Darcy
(1754-1784)
Catherine Anguish
(1764-1837)
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office23 December 1783 - May 1791
MonarchGeorge III
Prime ministerThe Right Hon. William Pitt
Succeeded byThe Lord Grenville
Preceded byThe Earl Temple
Leader of the House of Lords
In office1789 - 1790
Succeeded byThe Lord Grenville
Preceded byThe Lord Sydney

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Francis Godolphin Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds KG, PC (29 January 1751 31 January 1799), styled Marquess of Carmarthen until 1789, was a British politician. He notably served as Foreign Secretary under William Pitt the Younger from 1783 to 1791.


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