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Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster

Personal data
Date of birth, 13 October 1825
Date of death, 22 December 1899(age 22)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(1) Lady Constance Leveson-Gower (d. 1880)
(2) Hon. Katherine Cavendish (1857-1941)
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Master of the Horse
In office3 May 1880 - 9 June 1885
MonarchVictoria
Prime ministerWilliam Ewart Gladstone
Succeeded byThe Earl of Bradford
Preceded byThe Earl of Bradford

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Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster KG, PC, JP (13 October 1825 - 22 December 1899), styled Viscount Belgrave between 1831 and 1845 and Earl Grosvenor between 1845 and 1869 and known as the 3rd Marquess of Westminster between 1869 and 1874, was an English landowner, politician and racehorse owner.

He inherited the estate of Eaton Hall in Cheshire and land in Mayfair and Belgravia, London, and spent much of his fortune in developing these properties. Although he was a Member of Parliament from the age of 22, and then a member of the House of Lords, his main interests were not in politics, but rather in his estates, in horse racing, and in country pursuits. He developed the stud at Eaton Hall and achieved success in racing his horses, winning the Derby on four occasions. Grosvenor also took an interest in a range of charities. At his death he was considered to be the richest man in Britain.


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