George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester

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George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester PC (6 April 1737 – 2 September 1788) was a British politician and diplomat.

Manchester was the son of Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke of Manchester.

Manchester was Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire 1761–1762. In 1782, he was appointed a Privy Counsellor.[1] Manchester signed the Peace of Paris (1783) for Great Britain to end the American Revolutionary War.

Manchester married Elizabeth Dashwood, daughter of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Baronet on 22 October 1762. They had several children, including:

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1737–1739: Mr George Montagu
  • 1739–1761: Viscount Mandeville
  • 1761–1762: Viscount Mandeville MP
  • 1762–1782: His Grace The Duke of Manchester
  • 1782–1788: His Grace The Duke of Manchester PC


  1. ^ "No. 12286". The London Gazette. 9 April 1782. p. 1. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Coulson Fellowes
The Lord Carysfort
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
With: The Lord Carysfort
Succeeded by
The Lord Carysfort
Lord Charles Montagu
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Hertford
Lord Chamberlain
Succeeded by
The Earl of Hertford
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alleyne FitzHerbert
Ambassador to France
Succeeded by
The Duke of Dorset
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Manchester
Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire
Succeeded by
The Duke of Montagu
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Petre
Grand Master of the
Premier Grand Lodge of England

Succeeded by
Prince Henry, Duke of
Cumberland and Strathearn
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Montagu
Duke of Manchester
Succeeded by
William Montagu