Skip to Content
Spencer, George John, 2nd earl Spencer
British, 1758 - 1834
Biography
A Knight of the Order of the Garter, George Spencer served as 1st Lord of the Admiralty from 1794-1801, Secretary of State from 1806-7, High Steward of St. Albans (as was his father), Governor of the Charter House, and elder brother of Trinity House. He was also a Fellow of both the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries. He succeeded his father as Earl in 1783. On 6 March 1781, he married Lavinia [d. 1831], eldest daughter of the 1st Earl of Lucan. They had four sons and two daughters; sons John Charles and Frederick succeeded their father as 3rd and 4th Earls, respectively.
Bibliography
1965
Cooper, Douglas, ed. Great Family Collections. New York, 1965:197-240
Related Content

Filter results by:

Limit to works on view

Limit to works with online images

Limit to works of classification:

Limit to works of artist nationalities:

Limit to works belonging to editions:

Limit to works created between:

Limit to works containing styles:

Limit to works containing photographic processes:

Find works executed in:


Find works containing subject terms:


Find works with an alternate reference number (for example, Key Set number) containing:


  • Filters: