Born in the parish of St George, Hanover Square and educated at Harrow and Cambridge. Succeeded his father as Earl Grosvenor in 1802. Became an MP in 1788 as a Tory but after the death of William Pitt, the Younger, he changed allegiances and became a Whig. Lord-lieutenant of the County of Flint and a renowned and enthusiastic art collector. In 1831 he was created Marquess of Westminster and was a sword carrier at the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837. Made a Knight of the Garter in 1842. Had a vision for a grand development of Belgravia and Pimlico and directed its progress until his death. Died at Eaton Hall, Cheshire.
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