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Charles Seymour 6th Duke of Somerset was born 13th August 1662 A.D. and died #onthisday, 2nd December 1748 A.D. He was also known as the “The Proud Duke” and was a British peer. Charles rebuilt the Petworth house in Sussex, which was the ancient percy seat inherited from his wife’s bloodline in its palatial form of today.

He was regarded as a handsome man and inordinately fond of taking a conspicuous part in ceremonials, in his vanity and earned the name of “Proud Duke”. In 1739 A.D. the Duke, even became a founding governor of the Foundling hospital in London.

 

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