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Spencer, George John

Record IDcnp00182076
URIhttp://thesaurus.cerl.org/record/cnp00182076
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Biographical Data1758 - 1834
Place of BirthWimbledon
Place of DeathBlenheim Palace
Last Edit2019-09-26

General Note

Second Earl Spencer. Politician and book collector. Born at Wimbledon Park, Surrey, 1758. Took the courtesy title Viscount Althorp 1765 when his father was elevated to an earldom. Privately tutored 1765-70, educated at Harrow 1770-75, admitted Trinity Coll., Cambridge 1776, M.A., 1778. Grand tour of Europe 1778-80. Fellow of the Royal Society 1780. Returned to parliament for Northampton 1780, for Surrey 1782. Junior lord of the Treasury 1782. Succeeded to the earldom 1783. High steward of St Albans 1783. Honorary D.C.L., Oxford, 1793. Joined the government of Pitt, 1794. Lord keeper of the privy seal July 1794. Ambassador-extraordinary to Vienna 1794. First lord of the Admiralty December 1794. Early patron of Isambard Brunel. Left the Admiralty 1801. Home secretary 1806. Retired from national politics 1807. From 1807 onwards, devoted his life to local affairs and his literary, philanthropic and scientific interests. Collected the greatest private library in Europe: by 1834, the library consisted of 40,000 volumes valued at
politico britannico e noto bibliofilo, particolarmente interessato alle prime edizioni dei classici; nel 1781 sposò Lavinia Bingham <1762-1831>. La ricca raccolta libraria della sua famiglia fu venduta in varie aste e alla fine dell'Ottocento confluì in massima parte nella collezione di John Rylands. Della sua collezione furono redatti tre cataloghi da Thomas Frognall Dibdin: Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or a descriptive catalogue of the books printed in the fifteenth century, and of many valuable first editions in the library of George John Earl Spencer, 1814-1815, 4 v.; Aedes althorpianae; or An account of the mansion, books, and pictures, at Althorp; the residence of George John Earl Spencer, K.G. To which is added a supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana by the rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin, f.r.s. s.a. librarian to his lordship, 822, 2v.; A descriptive catalogue of the books printed in the fifteenth century, lately forming part of the library of the duke di Cassano Serra, and now the property of George John earl Spencer, K.G. with a general index of authors and editions contained in the present volume, and in the Bibliotheca Spenceriana and Ædes Althorpianæ, 1823.
2. Earl Spencer; brit. Whig-Politiker; Bibliophiler
Admiral, Grossbritannien
Note de regroupement par domaine: Religion (200)
Pasteur anglican en 1824, converti au catholicisme en janvier 1830, ordonné prêtre en mai 1832, entré dans la congrégation des passionistes en 1846
4e duc de Marlborough
Note de regroupement par domaine: Histoire de l'Europe (940)
4. Herzog von Marlborough

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Further Biographical Data1758-1834
1758-1834
01.09.1758-10.11.1834
1758-1834
21.12.1799-01.10.1864
1799-1864
26.01.1739-29.01.1817
1739-1817
26.1.1739-29.1.1817
Intellectual ResponsibilityAuteur
Primary Language(s)English
Title of NobilityGraf (gnd)
Herzog (gnd)
Activity2nd Earl
Personen der Geschichte (Politiker und historische Persönlichkeiten) (16.5p) (sswd)
Adel (gnd)
Bibliophiler (gnd)
Politiker (gnd)
Personen zu Kunstwissenschaft, Kunsthistoriker (13.1bp) (sswd)
Sammler (gnd)
Geographic NoteGB (iso3166)
Großbritannien
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Place of BirthLondres (1799)
Place of DeathCarstairs, GB (1864)
Online RessourceBiblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Display at Archivio dei Possessori, 597

Place of Activity

Place of BirthLondres (1799)
Lieu de naissance
Wimbledon
Geburtsort
Place of DeathCarstairs, GB (1864)
Lieu de mort
Blenheim Palace
Sterbeort

Names

HeadingSpencer, George John
used in: Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany)
Spencer, George John, 2nd Earl
used in: University of Glasgow Library, Incunabula Project
Spencer, George John, 2nd Earl
used in: The University of Aberdeen Library
Spencer, George John
used in: Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana (Venice)
Spencer, George John
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany
Spencer, George John, 2nd Earl
Spencer, George
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany
Spencer, Ignatius
used in: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Spencer, George
used in: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany
Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of
used in: British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - AACR2 Heading, London (United Kingdom)
Spencer, George, Duke of Marlborough (4th)
used in: British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - GK Heading, London (United Kingdom)
Variant NameSpencer, George
Althorp Library
Spencer, Earl
Spencer, George J.
R: RAK-WB
Spencer, 2nd Earl of
Ignace, Père, passioniste
Nom en religion
Ignatius of St Paul
English. -- Nom en religion
Marlborough, Duc de
French
Marlborough, Duke of
English
Marlburiensis, Dux
Latin
Duke of Marlborough, George Spencer
Marlborough, Duke
Marlborough, George Spencer ¬of¬
Spencer, George, Duke of Marlborough
Spencer of Marlborough, George, Duke

Sources

Found inLOC. — DNB. — A. Lister, The Althorp Library of Second Earl Spencer, now in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester: its formation and growth, in: Bulletin of the John Rylands University library of Manchester, v. 71, n. 2(1989), pp. 67-86.. — BLC. — NUC. — DNB : Spencer, George [name in religion Ignatius of St Paul] (1799–1864). — Ignatius (George) Spencer, passionist, 1799-1864 : crusader of prayer for England and pioneer of ecumenical prayer / Jozef Vanden Bussche, 1991. — BL integrated catalogue : Marlborough, George Spencer, duke of, 1739-1817. — Oxford DNB : Spencer, George - http://www.oxforddnb.com (2010-02-03). — Gemmarum antiquarum delectus ex praestantioribus desumptus, quae in dactyliothecis ducis Marlburiensis conservantur = Choix de pierres antiques gravées du cabinet du duc de Marlborough, 2 vol., [ca 1780-1790]. — GK55. — DNB=Spencer, George, 4th Duke of Marlborough, 1739-1817. — LCAuth
Imprint SourcesDibdin, Thomas F.: Aedes Althorpianae; or an account of the mansion, books and pictures, *. - 1822
Dibdin, Thomas F.: Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or a descriptive catalogue of the bookss prin
Spencer, George J.: Private Papers of George, second Earl Spencer, first Lord of the admi
Spencer, George: Rede, gehalten in der Pfarrkirche zum heiligen Jacob zu Dieppe, am 28. O*. - 1840
T076009: his House of Lords ... The most noble George Duke of Marlborough ... respondents, 1763

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