Philip Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield

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Philip Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield (3 February 1673 – 27 January 1726) was an English nobleman, the eldest son of Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield, by his third wife, the former Lady Elizabeth Dormer.

In 1692, Stanhope married Lady Elizabeth Savile, daughter of the Marquess of Halifax. He was succeeded by his son,[1] Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. His second son was Sir William Stanhope who was a politician.

His work as a writer was well known after his death. Many essays to his son were published after his death.

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1673–1714: Lord Stanhope
  • 1714–1726: The Right Honourable The Earl of Chesterfield


Peerage of England
Preceded by
Philip Stanhope
Earl of Chesterfield
Succeeded by
Philip Stanhope