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William Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

William Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

Died 30/10/1809, 205 years ago

Lord of the Manor. William Bentinck. Tory Prime Minister in 1783 and 1807-09. Was Colonial Secretary at the time of Grant's voyage to the new colony, New South Wales. And so Portland (original...

Person, Politics & Administration, Australia

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Sir Arthur Blomfield

Sir Arthur Blomfield

Died 30/10/1899, 115 years ago

Architect Born Fulham Palace, the son of the Bishop of London. Specialised in church architecture, e.g. St Mary's Parish Hall, Crawford Street. Died suddenly at the Royal Societies Club, 63, St...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial

King George II

King George II

Born 30/10/1683, 331 years ago

Born Hanover, Germany, died Kensington, Palace, London. Reigned: 1727 - 1760. Notable as the last British sovereign to fight alongside his soldiers (in Germany, against the French). Also the king w...

Person, Royalty, Seriously Famous, Germany

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Angelica Kauffman

Angelica Kauffman

Born 30/10/1741, 273 years ago

Painter. Born Switzerland. Arrived in London in 1766 and was quickly successful. Lived in Golden Square with her father. One of only two women amongst the founders of the Royal Academy of Arts. ...

Person, Art, Switzerland

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Andrew Bonar Law

Andrew Bonar Law

Died 30/10/1923, 91 years ago

British Prime Minister. Born Kingston, New Brunswick, (which at that time was a British colony and not part of Canada). After his mother's death in 1870 he moved to Scotland. Elected to parliament ...

Person, Politics & Administration, Canada, Scotland

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