Churchill, Fanny (1822–1899)

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Churchill, Fanny (1822–1899)

Seventh duchess of Marlborough. Name variations: Lady Frances Emily Vane; marchioness of Blandford. Born Frances Anne Emily Vane, April 15, 1822; died April 16, 1899; eldest dau. of Charles William Stewart (b. 1778), 3rd marquis of Londonderry, and Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest (d. 1865); m. John Winston Spencer Churchill (1822–1883), 7th duke of Marlborough (r. 1857–1883), July 12, 1843; children: George Charles Spencer Churchill (1844–1892), 8th duke of Marlborough (r. 1883–1892); Frederick (1846–1850); Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill (1849–1895); Charles (1856–1858); Augustus (1858–1859); Cornelia Spencer Churchill (d. 1927, who m. Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st baron Wimborne); Rosamond Spencer Churchill (d. 1920, who m. William Henry Fellowes, 2nd baron de Ramsey); Fanny Spencer Churchill (d. 1904); Anne Emily Spencer Churchill (d. 1923, who m. James Henry Robert, 7th duke of Roxburghe); Georgiana Spencer Churchill (d. 1906); Sarah Isabella Spencer Churchill (d. 1929).

Ruled Blenheim with a firm hand; during Irish potato famine, started a Famine Fund for Ireland's aged and infirm (1877).

See also Women in World History.

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