Charles Sackville-Germain, 5th Duke of Dorset

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His Grace
The Duke of Dorset
Fifth Duke of Dorset.jpg
Memorial to the Duke of Dorset in St Peter's Church, Lowick.
Master of the Horse
In office
12 December 1821 – 9 April 1827
Monarch George IV
Prime Minister The Earl of Liverpool
Preceded by The Duke of Montrose
Succeeded by The Duke of Leeds
In office
1 January 1835 – 8 April 1835
Monarch William IV
Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Bt
Preceded by The Earl of Albemarle
Succeeded by The Earl of Albemarle
Personal details
Born 27 August 1767
Died 29 July 1843 (1843-07-30) (aged 75)
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Spouse(s) Unmarried

Charles Sackville-Germain, 5th Duke of Dorset KG PC (27 August 1767 – 29 July 1843), known as Charles Sackville between 1767 and 1770, as Charles Germain between 1770 and 1785, and as The Viscount Sackville between 1785 and 1815, was a British peer, courtier and Tory politician. He served as Master of the Horse between 1821 and 1827 and again briefly in 1835.


Born Charles Sackville, he was the eldest son of Lord George Sackville. His father changed the family surname to Germain in 1770 and was created Viscount Sackville in 1782. Dorset re-incorporated the former surname as a double-barrelled one later in life.


Germain succeeded his father in the viscountcy in 1785. In 1815 he also succeeded his cousin in the dukedom of Dorset. In 1821 he was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Master of the Horse under Lord Liverpool.[1] Serving in that office until 1827 and again briefly under Sir Robert Peel from January[2] to April 1835, he was also appointed a Knight of the Garter in 1826.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Dorset died unmarried and childless in 1843 and all of his titles became extinct. His memorial is in St Peter's Church, Lowick, Northamptonshire. It comprises a white marble chest-tomb by Richard Westmacott and has a draped mantle, shield and coronet with a human sized angel seated alongside.


Political offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Montrose
Master of the Horse
Succeeded by
The Duke of Leeds
Preceded by
The Earl of Albemarle
Master of the Horse
January–April 1835
Succeeded by
The Earl of Albemarle
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Germain
Viscount Sackville
Preceded by
George John Frederick Sackville
Duke of Dorset