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George Stanhope, 6th Earl of Chesterfield (1805-1866)

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George Stanhope was educated at Eton and then Oxford, having succeeded his father as 6th Earl of Chesterfield in 1815.

His politics were Tory, though he was a consistent supporter of Catholic emancipation. Between 1828 and 1830 he held the post of Lord of the Bedchamber.

Lord Chesterfield was chiefly known as being a man of fashion and extravagance. Having succeeded to his fortune during his minority, he managed to lose nearly half of it.

 

 

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