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Frederick Charles Cavendish
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1836
Death: May 6, 1882

Lord Cavendish, English Liberal politician and protégé of the Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. He was appointed to the job of Chief Secretary for Ireland during May 1882. He was the second son of William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire, by his wife Lady Blanche Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, fourth daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, and the brother of Spencer Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, who had also been Chief Secretary 1870-1871. He, after being educated at home, matriculated during 1855 at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1858. From 1859 to 1864 Cavendish was private secretary to Lord Granville. He travelled in the United States during 1859 and 1860, and in Spain during 1860. He was elected to parliament as a Liberal for the Northern Division of the West Riding of Yorkshire, 15 July 1865, and retained that office until his death. In company with the Earl Spencer, Lord-Lieutenant, he proceeded to Dublin, and took the oath as chief secretary at the Castle, Dublin, on 6 May 1882; but on the afternoon of the same day, while walking in the Phoenix Park in company with Thomas Henry Burke, the Permanent Under Secretary, he was attacked from behind by several men from an extreme Irish nationalist group known as the Irish National Invincibles, who with knives murdered Mr. Burke and himself. The event was known infamously as the Phoenix Park Murders.
Family links: 
  William 7th Duke of Devonshire Cavendish (1808 - 1891)
  Blanche Georgiana Howard Cavendish (1812 - 1840)
  Lucy Caroline Lyttelton Cavendish (1841 - 1925)
  Spencer Compton Cavendish (1833 - 1908)*
  Frederick Charles Cavendish (1836 - 1882)
  Edward Cavendish (1838 - 1891)*
*Calculated relationship
St Peter Churchyard
Derbyshire Dales District
Derbyshire, England
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Record added: May 31, 2011
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Frederick Charles Cavendish
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Frederick Charles Cavendish
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