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Chesterfield Philip Dormer Stanhope

Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl or, statesman, was born in London in 1094. Studying at Cambridge, he was returned to Parliament in 1716 for St. Germains, Cornwall, which he represented till 1726, when he became Earl of Chesterfield. In 1728 ambassador to Holland, 1744 Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, and 1746 Secretary of State; he was in 1748 obliged to retire from public life on the ground of ill-health. He gained some reputation as an author by his Letters to his Son, and his essays. He died in 1773.