Earl of Dorset
Earl of Dorset is a title that has been created at least four times in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1411 for Thomas Beaufort, who was later created Duke of Exeter. The peerages became extinct on his death.
The last creation was in 1604 for Thomas Sackville, 1st Baron Buckhurst. In 1720 the seventh earl was created Duke of Dorset in the Peerage of Great Britain. On the death of the fifth duke in 1843 the peerages became extinct.
Earls of Dorset; First creation (1070)
- Osmund de Sees, Earl of Dorset (d. 1099)
Earls of Dorset: Second creation (1411)
- see Duke of Exeter
Earls of Dorset; Third creation (1441)
- see Duke of Somerset
Earls of Dorset: Fourth creation (1604)
- see Duke of Dorset