John Ligonier

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Name
John Ligonier (Earl Ligonier)
Other names
Formerly Jean-Louis de Ligonier
Birth and death
1680 - 1770
Occupations
Profession details
Commander-in-chief of British Army
Related place
Author
Alistair Grant

John Ligonier [formerly Jean-Louis de Ligonier], Earl Ligonier (1680-1770) Commander-in-chief of British army during Seven years War. There is a famous Joshua Reynolds portrait of 1760. He spent his later years at Cobham Park where the unmarried Earl reputedly kept a harem of four young girls. He died aged 89, and is buried in Cobham Church with a memorial in Westminster Abbey.

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