George Greville

2nd Earl of Warwick (1746-1816) and first son of Francis Greville (1719-1773) 1st Earl of Warwick

George Greville was the 2nd Earl of Warwick (1773-1816). He was the first son of Francis Greville, 1st Earl of Warwick (1719-1773) and older brother of Robert Fulke Greville (1751-1824). He was baptised on 10 October 1746 with the king George I acting as his sponsor. Educated at Eton, Christ Church, Oxford University and Edinburgh University. MP for Warwick between 1768 and 1773, when he inherited the earldom of Warwick from his father and left the House of Commons. He became a major art collector acquiring antiquities and paintings and portraits by Rubens and Van Dyck as well as being an important patron of the artist George Romney (1734-1802). He also provided financial support for the artist John 'Warwick' Smith (1749-1831) to tour Italy between 1776 and 1781.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
    1746-09-16
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Warwickshire: Warwick: Warwick Castle
  • Died
    1816-05-02
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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