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Cecilius Calvert, 2d Baron Baltimore

Calvert, Cecilius, 2d Baron Baltimore (sĭsĭlˈēəs) [key], c.1605–75, first proprietor of the colony of Maryland. He received the province in 1632 as a grant from the king, in place of his father, George Calvert, who died as the charter was being issued. Cecilius Calvert never visited the province himself, but governed it by deputies until his death, his last deputy being his only son, Charles Calvert, who succeeded to his title.

See W. H. Browne, George Calvert and Cecilius Calvert (1890); C. C. Hall, The Lords Baltimore and the Maryland Palatinate (1902).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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