George Villiers

George Villiers (1592 - 1628)

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George "Duke of Buckingham" Villiers
Born in Brooksby, Leicestershire, Englandmap
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Died in Portsmouth, Hampshire, Englandmap
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George Villiers was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

He was born in Brooksby, Leicestershire, in August 1592, the son of the minor gentleman Sir George Villiers (1550–1604). His mother, Mary (1570–1632), daughter of Anthony Beaumont of Glenfield, Leicestershire, who was left a widow early, educated him for a courtier's life, sending him to France with Sir John Eliot.

George Villiers took very well to the training set by his mother; he could dance well, fence well, and speak a little French and was overall an excellent student. In August 1614, Villiers, reputedly "the handsomest-bodied man in all of England", was brought before the king, in the hope that the king would take a fancy to him, diminishing the power at court of then favourite Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset. . .


See also: wikipedia article

  • David M. Bergeron (April 2002). King James and Letters of Homoerotic Desire. University of Iowa Press. p. 98.

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George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
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His Grace, the Duke of Buckingham and family
His Grace, the Duke of Buckingham and family

Memorial to the Duke of Buckingham
Memorial to the Duke of Buckingham


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