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Cavendish, Elizabeth (1759–1824)

Duchess of Devonshire. Name variations: Lady Elizabeth Foster; Dearest Bess. Born 1759; died 1824; dau. of Frederick Augustus, bishop of Derry and 4th earl of Bristol (1730–1803), and Elizabeth Davers; m. John Thomas Foster (died 1796); m. Edmund Gibbon, 1787; m. William Cavendish, 5th duke of Devonshire, Oct 19, 1809; children: (1st m.) Frederick (b. 1777); Augustus (b. 1780, who m. Albinia Hobart); (with the duke of Devonshire) Caroline St. Jules (b. 1785, who m. George Lamb); Augustus Clifford (b. 1788, who m. Elizabeth Townshend).

While living in Rome, subsidized editions of Horace and Virgil.

See also Women in World History.

Cavendish, Elizabeth (1759–1824)

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