Charles Churchill (British Army general)
A painting of Charles Churchill by the circle of Godfrey Kneller
|Born||2 February 1656|
|Died||29 December 1714(aged 58)|
|Commands held||Lieutenant of the Tower of London|
|Battles/wars||War of the Spanish Succession
Battle of Blenheim
Battle of Ramillies
|Other work||Governor of Guernsey|
At Blenheim, serving under his elder brother John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, he commanded 18 battalions at the center of the allied line. At the battle of Ramillies, again serving under his brother, he ordered four brigades of foot to attack the village.
He was the father of Lieutenant-General Charles Churchill, by his mistress Elizabeth Odd, and the grandfather of Charles Churchill (of Chalfont) by his son's mistress, the actress Anne Oldfield. His grandson married Lady Maria Walpole, illegitimate daughter of Robert Walpole, and had issue including Mary Churchill (2nd wife of the Earl Cadogan and ancestor of later earls). 
- Courtney, William Prideaux (1887). "Churchill, Charles (1656-1714)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 10. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Snell, Elizabeth Churchill. "Churchill, Charles (1656–1714)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/5396. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)