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Lord William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck

Bentinck, Lord William George Frederick Cavendish, 1802–48, English politician and sportsman, known as Lord George. Although he entered Parliament in 1826, he was known primarily for his horse-racing activities until in 1846 he emerged as a leading opponent of the repeal of the corn laws. His brilliant leadership, with Disraeli, of the protectionists was cut short by his sudden death.

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