Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish

Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish (1623 - 1673)

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Margaret "Duchess of Newcastle" Cavendish formerly Lucas
Born in Colchester, Essex, Englandmap
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Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married about 1645 [location unknown]
Died [location unknown]
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Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.


Margaret Lucas (b. 1623? St. John's Abbey near Colchester - dsp. 1673).[1][2]

In addition to her well-known writings "Mad Madge,"[2] was one of the scientific and progressive women of her era. Her circle included the likes of Thomas Hobbes, René Descartes, and Pierre Gassendi.[3]


Probably born around 1623,[1][2] Lucas met an older William in Paris while he was in exile.[4] She was his second wife.[5][6][7]


  • Cavendish, M. (1886). The Life of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, to Which is Added the True Relation of my Birth, Breeding and Life. C.H. Firth, M.A., Ed. London: John C. Nimmo. eBook.[8]
  • Deering, C. (1751). Nottinghamia Vetus et Nova, pp. 191. Notts: George Ayscough & Thomas Willington. Google Books.[9]
  • Chalmers, A. (1813). The General Biographical Dictionary, 8, pp. 492 - 496. London, 1813) Google Books.
  • Timbs, J. (1872). "Newcastle House and its eccentric duchess," in Abbeys, Castles and Ancient Halls of England and Wales: Their Legendary Lore and Popular History. eBook.[1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fitzmaurice, J. (2019). "Cavendish [née Lucas], Margaret, duchess of Newcastle upon Tynefree," Oxford DNB. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Records of the birth of Margaret Lucas were lost during the English Civil Wars in the 1640s, but she was probably born in 1623, just outside Colchester." (Duchess of Newcastle Margaret Cavendish, (n.d.). Web. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  3. Epigenesys, prod. Lady Margaret Cavendish: The Scientific Revolutionary. N.d. Epigenesys. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.
  4. Cavendish, 1886
  5. Wikipedia: Margaret Cavendish
  6. Oregon State University: PHL 302, 1997. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.
  7. Uzgalis, Bill. "Margaret Lucas Cavendish (1623-74)." Reading. Margaret Lucas Cavendish (1623-74). Great Voyages: The History of Western Philosophy from 1492-1776.
  8. 1s ed. published 1667
  9. Space: Nottinghamia Vetus et Nova

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