John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll

Born Aug 6, 1845

For other persons of the same name, see John Campbell or Duke of Argyll. File:Coronet of a British Duke. svg The Duke of Argyll File:John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll. jpg File:Crest of the Governor-General of Canada. svg 4th Governor General of Canada In office25 November 1878 – 23 October 1883 Monarch Victoria Prime Minister John A. Macdonald Preceded by The Earl of Dufferin Succeeded by The Marquess of Lansdowne Born 6 August 1845 Template:Safesubst:London, United KingdomTemplate:Safesubst: Died 2 May 1914(1914-05-02) (aged 68)Template:Safesubst:Cowes, Isle of Wight United KingdomTemplate:Safesubst: Nationality British Political party Liberal Liberal Unionist Spouse(s) Princess Louise of the United Kingdom Alma mater University of St Andrews Trinity College, Cambridge John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll KG KT GCMG GCVO VD PC (6 August 1845 – 2 May 1914), usually better known by the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne, by which he was known between 1847 and 1900, was a British nobleman and was the fourth Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. He is now remembered primarily for the place names bestowed on Canadian geography in honour of his wife and for his metrical paraphrase of Psalm 121, "Unto the hills around do I lift up".… Read More

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1845 Birth Born on August 6, 1845.
1847 1 Year Old In 1847, when he was 21 months old, his father succeeded as 8th Duke of Argyll and he assumed the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne, which he bore until he was 54. … Read More


1868 22 Years Old For ten years before coming to Canada, Lorne travelled throughout North and Central America, writing travel literature and poetry. In the UK, he represented, from 1868, the constituency of Argyllshire as a Liberal Member of Parliament in the House of Commons. … Read More
1871 25 Years Old Lord Lorne married Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Princess Louise, on 21 March 1871. … Read More


1880 34 Years Old An author wrote in 1880 that "the appointment was hailed with satisfaction in all parts of the Dominion, and the new Governor General entered upon his term of office with the hearts of the people strongly prepossessed in his favour." … Read More
1881 35 Years Old Princess Louise returned to England in 1881 and Lord Lorne followed two years later in 1883, when his book, Memories of Canada and Scotland, was published. … Read More


1892 46 Years Old Lorne was Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle from 1892 to 1914 and he sat as MP for Manchester South from 1895 until the death of his father on 24 April 1900, when he succeeded as 9th and 2nd Duke of Argyll.


1914 69 Years Old He and Princess Louise lived at Kensington Palace until his death from pneumonia in 1914. … Read More
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