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Campbell, John Douglas Sutherland (Marquis of Lorne)

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Born: 1845 AD
Died: 1914 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Authors, Governor

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1845 - Born in London, on the 6th of August the eldest son of George, Marquess of Lorne and the former Lady Elizabeth Sutherland-Leveson-Gower.

         - Marquess of Lorne.

1847 - His father succeeded as 8th Duke of Argyll.

1868 - Private secretary to his father, the secretary of state for India.

         - Lorne represented Argyllshire as a Liberal in the House of Commons.

1878 - He became the Canada's youngest Governor General at the age of 33.

1880 - Founded the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

1882 - A devoted patron of the arts and letters, Lorne founded the Royal Society of Canada.

1895 - He sat as MP for Manchester South.

1910 - An author of prose and poetry, his writings include Memories of Canada and Scotland, Imperial Federation, Canadian Pictures, Passages from the Past (2 vols.) and Yesterday and To-day in Canada.

1914 - Died on 2nd of May on the Isle of Wight.

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