John Campbell, 7th Duke of Argyll

John Campbell, 7th Duke Of Argyll

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John Douglas Edward Henry Campbell, 7th Duke of Argyll FRS (21 December 1777 – 25 April 1847), known as Lord John Campbell until 1839, was a Scottish peer and Whig politician.

Background

Campbell was the third son of John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll. His mother was Elizabeth Campbell, 1st Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, who had been ennobled in her own right in 1776. Campbell was baptised on 18 January 1778 in St James's in Westminster. He was educated privately and went then to Christ Church College, Oxford. In 1803, he travelled to Paris, where he met Talleyrand as well as Napoleon; Campbell returned to England in the following year. He succeeded his older brother George Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll in his titles in 1839.

Career

Campbell was commissioned into the British Army in 1797 as an ensign of the 3rd Foot Guards, commanded by his father. During the French Revolutionary Wars, Campbell...
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