Robert Sidney, 4th Earl of Leicester
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As a child, Robert Sidney and his sister Dorothy had their portrait painted by Sir Peter Lely.
He succeeded his father to the earldom in 1698. He married Lady Elizabeth Egerton, and they had four sons:
- Philip Sidney, 5th Earl of Leicester (1676–1705)
- John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester (1680–1737)
- Hon. Thomas Sidney (1681 – 27 January 1729)
- Jocelyn Sidney, 7th Earl of Leicester (1682–1743)
Three of his sons succeeded their father in turn to the earldom. The youngest son, Jocelyn, was the last earl of this creation.
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