Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh
Lord Iveagh (often popularly known as Benjamin Iveagh) was born into the Anglo-Irish Guinness family, being the son of Arthur Onslow Edward Guinness, Viscount Elveden, and Elizabeth Cecilia Hare. He was educated at Eton College, Trinity College, Cambridge, and the University of Grenoble. He inherited the title from his grandfather, The 2nd Earl of Iveagh, in September 1967. He lived at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park in Dublin and was chairman of Guinness 1961–1992. He was a trustee of two charitable housing associations, the Iveagh Trust in Dublin and the Guinness Trust in London.
Lord Iveagh married Miranda Daphne Jane Smiley, daughter of Major Michael Smiley, of Castle Fraser, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, on 12 March 1963. They had four children, but were divorced in 1984. Lord Iveagh died of cancer in Kensington and Chelsea, London, in 1992 at the age of 55. His son Ned Guinness, Viscount Elveden, succeeded to the title.
- Prokesch, Steven (20 June 1992). "Lord Iveagh, Guinness Chairman In a Troubled Time, Is Dead at 55". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- His father was killed by a V-2 rocket while on active service in Belgium.
- Deaths England and Wales 1984-2006
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Iveagh
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