AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow

Personal data
Date of birth25 September 1860
Place of birthSouth Queensferry, West Lothian
United Kingdom
Date of death29 February 1908(age 47)
Place of deathPau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
SpouseHersey Eveleigh-de Moleyns
ReligionChurch of Scotland
1st Governor-General of Australia
In office1 January 1901 - 9 January 1903
MonarchQueen Victoria
Edward VII
Succeeded byThe Lord Tennyson
Preceded byOffice Established
8th Governor of Victoria
In office28 November 1889 - 12 July 1895
MonarchQueen Victoria
Succeeded byThe Earl Brassey
Preceded byThe Lord Loch
Secretary for Scotland
In office2 February 1905 - 4 December 1905
Prime ministerArthur Balfour
Succeeded byJohn Sinclair
Preceded byAndrew Murray

     Home | Office Holder | John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow

John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow KT, GCMG, GCVO, PC (25 September 1860 - 29 February 1908), also known as Viscount Aithrie before 1873 and as The 7th Earl of Hopetoun between 1873 and 1902, was a Scottish aristocrat, politician and colonial administrator. He is best known for his brief and controversial tenure as the first Governor-General of Australia. When he became Governor-General, he was 40 years old and he remains the youngest person to have held that office; he is also the shortest-lived, dying at the age of 47. In Australia he is remembered as Lord Hopetoun.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260