John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll

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Field Marshal John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, 1st Duke of Greenwich, (10 October 1680 – 4 October 1743 ), styled Lord Lorne from 1680 to 1703, was a Scottish nobleman and senior commander in the British Army.wikipedia
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Field Marshal John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, 1st Duke of Greenwich, (10 October 1680 – 4 October 1743 ), styled Lord Lorne from 1680 to 1703, was a Scottish nobleman and senior commander in the British Army.

Scottish Command

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Next he was given command of all British forces in Spain at the instigation of the Harley Ministry; after conducting a successful evacuation of the troops from Spain, he became Commander-in-Chief, Scotland.
1712–1716: John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll

John Erskine, Earl of Mar (1675–1732)

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During the Jacobite Rebellion, he led the government army against the Jacobites led by the Earl of Mar at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.
At Sheriffmuir, where a battle was fought in November 1715, Mar's forces largely outnumbered those of his opponent, the Duke of Argyll.

Ham House

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Born at Ham House, he was the son of Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll and Elizabeth Campbell (née Tollemache, daughter of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Baronet).
Their first child, John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, was born at Ham House in 1680.

Battle of Sheriffmuir

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During the Jacobite Rebellion, he led the government army against the Jacobites led by the Earl of Mar at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.
Following unsuccessful skirmishes against John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (based at Stirling), Mar was eventually persuaded to lead his full army south, on 10 November.

Sudbrook Park, Petersham

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Campbell died at Sudbrook Park, Petersham on 4 October 1743 and was buried in Westminster Abbey; his grave is marked by a small lozenge stone to the north east of Henry VII's tomb.
Sudbrook Park, in Petersham, was developed by John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll in the early 18th century.

Lady Mary Coke

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He had four daughters who reached maturity: Caroline Townshend, 1st Baroness Greenwich, Lady Elizabeth Campbell, Lady Anne Campbell and Lady Mary Coke.
She was the fifth and youngest daughter of the soldier and politician John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (1680–1743), and his second wife, Jane (c.1683–1767), a maid of honour to Queen Anne and Caroline, Princess of Wales.

Jacobite rising of 1715

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During the Jacobite Rebellion, he led the government army against the Jacobites led by the Earl of Mar at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.
Mar's indecisiveness gave the Hanoverian forces under the command of the Duke of Argyll time to increase their strength.

Master-General of the Ordnance

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He went on to serve as Lord Steward and then Master-General of the Ordnance under the Walpole–Townshend Ministry.
John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll 1725–1740

Lord Steward

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He went on to serve as Lord Steward and then Master-General of the Ordnance under the Walpole–Townshend Ministry.
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Acts of Union 1707

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For the help he gave the King persuading the Parliament of Scotland to support the Act of Union, he was created Earl of Greenwich and Baron Chatham in 1705.
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Caroline Townshend, 1st Baroness Greenwich

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He had four daughters who reached maturity: Caroline Townshend, 1st Baroness Greenwich, Lady Elizabeth Campbell, Lady Anne Campbell and Lady Mary Coke.
Caroline Townshend, 1st Baroness Greenwich (née Campbell, 17 November 1717 — 11 January 1794) was a British peeress, the daughter and eldest child of John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, and his wife, the former Jane Warburton.

Clan Campbell

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Campbell succeeded his father as Duke of Argyll and Chief of Clan Campbell and also became colonel of the 4th Troop of Horse Guards in 1703.
On 23 October 1715, chief John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll learned that a detachment of rebels was passing by Castle Campbell, towards Dunfermline.

Order of the Thistle

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He was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle later that year.
The first to resign from the Order of the Thistle was John, Duke of Argyll in 1710; the last to take such an action was Thomas, Earl of Zetland in 1872.

Louis-François Roubiliac

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A large monument, designed by the French sculptor, Louis-François Roubiliac, was erected for him in the south transept and unveiled in 1749.
He earned his living from commissions for portrait busts and monuments for country churches until 1745, when he received the first of his commissions for a funeral monument in Westminster Abbey, for one commemorating the Duke of Argyll (installed 1749).

Rob Roy (1995 film)

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He is played by Andrew Keir in Michael Caton-Jones's Rob Roy.
Montrose offers to waive the debt if MacGregor will testify falsely that Montrose's rival John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll is a Jacobite.

Walpole–Townshend ministry

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He went on to serve as Lord Steward and then Master-General of the Ordnance under the Walpole–Townshend Ministry.

Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll

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He supported his brother, John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (on many topics, most notably the Act of Union), earning him the title of Earl of Ilay in 1706.

List of Governors of Portsmouth

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He also became colonel of the Queen's Regiment of Horse in August 1726 and, having been appointed Governor of Portsmouth in November 1730, he was restored to the colonelcy of the Royal Horse Guards in August 1733.
1730-1737: John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll

Battle of Ramillies

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He then returned to the continent and, having been promoted to major-general early in 1706, served as a brigade commander under Marlborough at the Battle of Ramillies in May 1706 and at the Siege of Ostend in June 1706.
The assault consisted of 12 battalions of Dutch infantry commanded by Major Generals Schultz and Spaar; two brigades of Saxons under Count Schulenburg; a Scottish brigade in Dutch service led by the 2nd Duke of Argyle; and a small brigade of Protestant Swiss.

Battle of Oudenarde

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After being appointed colonel of Prince George of Denmark's Regiment in 1707, he went on to command a brigade at the Battle of Oudenarde in July 1708 and at the Siege of Lille in Autumn 1708.
While Biron's troops were manoeuvring, the leading British infantry brigade had arrived, under the inexperienced but gifted John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll.

Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

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After being appointed colonel of Prince George of Denmark's Regiment in 1707, he went on to command a brigade at the Battle of Oudenarde in July 1708 and at the Siege of Lille in Autumn 1708.
1707–1711 F.M. John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, KG, KT (Earl of Islay, Lord Lorne)

Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll

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Born at Ham House, he was the son of Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll and Elizabeth Campbell (née Tollemache, daughter of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Baronet).
John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (10 October 1680 – 4 October 1743)

4th Troop of Horse Guards

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Campbell succeeded his father as Duke of Argyll and Chief of Clan Campbell and also became colonel of the 4th Troop of Horse Guards in 1703.
1703-1715 F.M. John, Duke of Argyll —Campbell's or Duke of Argyll's Horse Guards

Andrew Keir

He is played by Andrew Keir in Michael Caton-Jones's Rob Roy.
His final major acting role was as John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (1678–1743) in the film Rob Roy (1995), although he also played a prominent role as Fergus in The Princess Stallion in 1997, the year of his death.