Cadogan, William, 1st Earl

Cadogan, William, 1st Earl
born 1672, Liscarton, County Meath, Ire.
died July 17, 1726, Kensington, near London, Eng.

British soldier.

He served as a trusted colleague with the duke of Marlborough in the War of the Spanish Succession. Later he became involved in intrigues to secure the succession for the Hanoverian George I (1714). He crushed a Jacobite rebellion in 1716, was granted an earldom in 1718, and was promoted to commander in chief in 1722.

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