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In 1766 Angelica Kauffmann 1741-1807 (24) was persuaded by Lady Wentworth (13) , wife of the Ambassador to Venice to accompany her to England. The identity of Lady Wentworth is somewhat difficult. Probably the daughter of Robert Henley 1st Earl Northington 1708-1772 (58) who subsequently married Thomas Noel 2nd Viscount Wentworth 1745-1815 (20) in 1788 .

1788 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (35) . Portrait of Caroline von Schlotheim 1766-1847 (22) .

1788 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (35) . Portrait of Caroline von Schlotheim 1766-1847 (22) .

Around 1788 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (29) . Portrait of Dorothea Bland 1761-1816 (26) playing the character ' Viola ' in Twelth Night .

Around 1788 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (29) . Portrait of Dorothea Bland 1761-1816 (26) playing the character ' Viola ' in Twelth Night .

In 1788 George Carpenter 3rd Earl Tyrconnel 1788-1812 was born to Charles Carpenter 1757-1803 (31)

In 1788 Frances Leveson-Gower 1720-1788 (67) died .

Around 1788 Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower Duchess Norfolk 1788-1870 was born to George Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Duke Sutherland 1758-1833 (29) and Elizabeth Gordon Duchess Sutherland 1765-1839 (22)

In 1788 Robert Grosvenor 1st Marquess Westminster 1767-1845 (20) was elected as MP East Looe

In 1788 Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor 1762-1819 (25) and Frances Drax -1822 were married .

In 1788 Henrietta Neville 1788-1826 was born to Henry Neville 2nd Earl Abergavenny 1755-1843 (32) and Mary Robinson Countess Abergavenny 1760-1796 (28) .

In 1788 Vere Poulett 3rd Earl Poulett 1710-1788 (78) died . His son John Poulett 4th Earl Poulett 1756-1819 (31) succeeded as 4th Earl Poulett . Sophia Pocock Countess Poulett -1811 by marriage Countess Poulett .

In 1788 Susannah Poulett -1788 died

In 1788 John Frederick Sackville 3rd Duke Dorset 1745-1799 (42) was appointed 609th Knight Garter: George III .

In 1788 Robert Shirley 7th Earl Ferrers 1756-1827 (31) was appointed as Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London

In 1788 James Hamilton Stanhope 1788-1825 was born to Charles Stanhope 3rd Earl Stanhope 1753-1816 (34) and Louisa Grenville Countess Stanhope 1758-1829 (30) .

In 1788 Harriet Villiers 1788-1870 was born to George Bussy Villiers 4th Earl Jersey 1735-1805 (52) and Frances Twysden 1753-1821 (34)

In 1788 Anne Wellesley 1788-1875 was born to Richard Wellesley 1st Marquess Wellesley 1760-1842 (27) and Hyacinthe-Gabrielle Roland Marchioness Wellesley 1766-1816 (22)

In 1788 Harriet Stewart Duchess Hamilton, Duchess Brandon -1788 died

In 1788 Elizabeth Anne Fitzroy 1788-1867 was born to George Henry Fitzroy 4th Duke Grafton 1760-1844 (27) and Charlotte Maria Waldegrave Duchess Grafton 1761-1808 (26) .

In 1780 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (56) .Known as The Ladies Waldegrave.From left to right three sisters: Charlotte Maria Waldegrave Duchess Grafton 1761-1808 (18) , Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave Countess Waldegrave 1760-1816 (19) and Anne Horatia Waldegrave 1762-1801 (18) .Believed to have been commissioned by their mother in the hope of atracyting suitors since at the time of the painting all three were unmarried.All three did subsequently marry.

In 1788 George Herbert 1788-1793 was born to George Augustus Herbert 11th Earl Pembroke, 8th Earl Montgomery 1759-1827 (28) and Elisabeth Beauclerk Countess Pembroke, Countess Montgomery 1766-1793 (21) .

In 1788 James Drummond Fullerton Elphinstone 1788-1857 was born to William Elphinstone

In 1788 Mary Fawkener Countess Orford 1788-1860 was born to William Augustus Fawkener 1750-1811 (38)

In 1788 Gerald Fitzgerald 1766-1788 (21) drowned

In 1788 William Elector of Hesse 1743-1821 (44) abducted Caroline von Schlotheim 1766-1847 (22) and made her his mistress.

1791 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (38) . Portrait of William Elector of Hesse 1743-1821 (47) and his family including his wife Wilhelmina Caroline Oldenburg 1747-1820 (43) and their children Wilhelm Hesse-Kassel 1777-1847 (13) , Marie Friederike Hesse-Kassel 1768-1839 (22) and Karoline Amalie Hesse-Kassel Duchess Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1771-1848 (19) .

1795 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (42) . Portrait of William Elector of Hesse 1743-1821 (51) .

1788 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (35) . Portrait of Caroline von Schlotheim 1766-1847 (22) .

In 1788 Martha Lovelace -1788 died .

In 1788 William Montgomery 1717-1788 (71) died

In 1788 Thomas Noel 1705-1788 (83) died

In 1788 John Obrien 1728-1788 (60) died

In 1788 Lockhart Gordon 1732-1788 (56) died

In 1788 Hans Sloane-Stanley 1739-1827 (48) was elected as MP Christchurch .

In 1788 Hugh Percy 2nd Duke Northumberland 1742-1817 (45) was appointed 610th Knight Garter: George III .

In 1788 Emily Frances Percy Baroness Goldolphin Helston 1788-1844 was born to Hugh Percy 2nd Duke Northumberland 1742-1817 (45) and Frances Julia Burrell Duchess Northumberland 1752-1820 (35)

In 1788 William Henry Percy 1788-1855 was born to Algernon Percy 1st Earl Beverley 1750-1830 (37) and Isabella Susan Burrell Countess Beverley 1750-1812 (37)

In 1788 Elizabeth Cooke 1788-1851 was born to Charles Cooke

Around 1788 Thomas Reynolds-Moreton 1st Earl Ducie 1776-1840 (11) educated at Eton College, Eton, Windsor, Berkshire .

In 1788 Thomas Stapleton 12th Baron Despencer 1766-1831 (21) abeyance terminated 12th Baron Despencer (5C 1387) .

In 1788 Richard Worsley 7th Baronet 1751-1805 (36) and Seymour Dorothy Fleming 1758-1818 (29) separated.

In 1788 Joseph Yorke 1st Baron Dover 1724-1792 (63) was created 1st Baron Dover (2C 1788)

Mar 1788

04 Mar 1788

On 04 Mar 1788 James Robertson 1717-1788 (71) died .

19 Mar 1788

On 19 Mar 1788 John Somers-Cocks 2nd Earl Somers 1788-1852 was born to John Cocks 1st Earl Somers 1760-1841 (27) .

Apr 1788

08 Apr 1788

On 08 Apr 1788 Fanny Georgiana Pitt-Rivers 1777-1831 (10) and Frances Rigby -1860 were married at her father's house in Upper Grosvenor Street, Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, Westminster

26 Apr 1788

On 26 Apr 1788 Evelyn Shirley 1788-1856 was born to George Shirley and Phillis Byam Wollaston

27 Apr 1788

On 27 Apr 1788 John Parker 1st Baron Boringdon 1735-1788 (53) died . His son John Parker 1st Earl Morley 1772-1840 (15) succeeded as 2nd Baron Boringdon

28 Apr 1788

On 28 Apr 1788 Jemima Rachel Drummond 1787-1788 died

May 1788

05 May 1788

On 05 May 1788 Phoebe Hollins Baronetess Boothby 1716-1788 (71) died .

07 May 1788

On 07 May 1788 Henry Gough-Calthorpe 1st Baron Calthorpe 1749-1798 (39) was created 1st Baron Calthorpe . Frances Carpenter Baroness Calthorpe 1761-1827 (26) by marriage Baroness Calthorpe .

Jun 1788

07 Jun 1788

On 07 Jun 1788 Charles Henry Somerset 1767-1831 (20) and Elizabeth Courtenay 1766-1815 (21) were married

12 Jun 1788

On 12 Jun 1788 George Barrington 5th Viscount Barrington 1761-1829 (26) and Elizabeth Adair Viscountess Barrington 1769-1841 (19) were married

15 Jun 1788

On 15 Jun 1788 William Lowther 1st Baronet of Little Preston 1707-1788 (80) died

30 Jun 1788

On 30 Jun 1788 John Grant -1804 (68) and Charlotte Bouverie 1732-1809 (55) were married

Jul 1788

09 Jul 1788

On 09 Jul 1788 Aubrey Beauclerk 6th Duke St Albans 1765-1815 (22) and Jane Moses 1768-1800 (20) were married .

22 Jul 1788

On 22 Jul 1788 Richard Howe 1st Earl Howe 1726-1799 (62) was created 1st Earl Howe (1C 1788) , 1st Baron Howe .

1794 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 (55) . Portrait of Richard Howe 1st Earl Howe 1726-1799 (67) . He wears an admiral's undress uniform of 1783 to 1787, of a blue jacket with gold braid.

31 Jul 1788

On 31 Jul 1788 Amelia Sophia Hume Countess Brownlow 1788-1814 was born to Abraham Hume 1749-1838 (39) and Amelia Egerton 1751-1809 (36) .

Aug 1788

02 Aug 1788

Before 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (61) . Portrait of John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer 1734-1783 .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (61) . Portrait of Hugh Percy 1st Duke Northumberland 1715-1786 .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (61) . Portrait of John Hobart 2nd Earl Buckinghamshire 1723-1793 (64) .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (61) . Portrait of John Hobart 2nd Earl Buckinghamshire 1723-1793 (64) .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (61) . Portrait of Margaret Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer 1737-1814 (51) .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (61) . Portrait of George Sackville 1716-1785 .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (61) . Portrait of Henry Scott 3rd Duke Buccleuch 1746-1812 (41) .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (65) . Portrait of Charles Cornwallis 1st Earl Cornwallis 1700-1762 .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (65) . Portrait of John Frederick Sackville 3rd Duke Dorset 1745-1799 (43) .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (65) . Portrait of John Fane 9th Earl Westmoreland 1728-1774 .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (65) . Portrait of Elizabeth Fortescue 5th Marchioness Lothian 1745-1780 .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (65) . Portrait of Elizabeth Fortescue 5th Marchioness Lothian 1745-1780 .

On 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (61) died

Around 1785 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (57) . Portrait of Charles Phipps 1753-1786 (31) .

Around 1786 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (58) . Portrait of Admiral Thomas Graves 1st Baron Graves 1725-1802 (60) .

In 1765 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (37) . Portrait of Francis Greville 1st Earl Brooke Warwick Castle.

Around 1784 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (56) . Portrait of Francis Rawdon-Hastings 1st Marquess Hastings 1754-1826 (29) .

Around 1778 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (50) . Portrait of Grace Elliott 1754-1823 .

Around 1778 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (50) . Portrait of Grace Elliott 1754-1823 .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (61) . Portrait of John Hobart 2nd Earl Buckinghamshire 1723-1793 (64) .

In 1780 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (52) . Portrait of John Hobart 2nd Earl Buckinghamshire 1723-1793 (56) .

Around 1778 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (50) . Portrait of Anne Hamilton 1766-1846 (12) .

Around 1778 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (50) . Portrait of Anne Thistlewayte 5th Countess Chesterfield -1798 .

On 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (65) died at his home in Leicester Fields. He was buried in St Paul's Cathedral .

In 1756 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (32) . Portrait of Frances Catherine Gounter Nicoll Countess Dartmouth .

Around 1758 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (34) . Portrait of Anne Campbell Countess Strafford 1715-1785 (43) .

Around 1761 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (37) . Portrait of Janet "Queen of the Gypsies" Fall .

Around 1763 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (39) . Portrait of Janet "Queen of the Gypsies" Fall .

In 1768 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (44) . Portrait of Jane Fleming Countess Harrington 1755-1824 (12) .

In 1775 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (51) . Portrait of Jane Fleming Countess Harrington 1755-1824 (19) .

In 1776 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (52) . Portrait of Seymour Dorothy Fleming 1758-1818 (17) .

In 1779 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (55) . Portrait of Anne Montgomery Marchioness Townshend 1752-1819 (27) .

In 1780 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (56) .Known as The Ladies Waldegrave.From left to right three sisters: Charlotte Maria Waldegrave Duchess Grafton 1761-1808 (18) , Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave Countess Waldegrave 1760-1816 (19) and Anne Horatia Waldegrave 1762-1801 (18) .Believed to have been commissioned by their mother in the hope of atracyting suitors since at the time of the painting all three were unmarried.All three did subsequently marry.

In 1781 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (57) . Portrait of Isabella Anne Ingram Marchioness Hertford 1759-1834 (21) .

In 1781 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (57) . Portrait of Charlotte Augusta Hill Countess Talbot -1804 .

Before 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (65) . Portrait of Elizabeth Fortescue 5th Marchioness Lothian 1745-1780 .

07 Aug 1788

On 07 Aug 1788 Marianne Charlotte Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1788-1794 was born to Francis Saxe-Coburg-Gotha I Duke Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1750-1806 (38) and Augusta Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf Duchess Saxe-Coburg-Gotha .

08 Aug 1788

On 08 Aug 1788 Armand de Vignerot du Plessis 1696-1788 (-108) died .

26 Aug 1788

On 26 Aug 1788 Elizabeth 1721-1788 (67) died

30 Aug 1788

On 30 Aug 1788 Jeffrey Amherst 1st Baron Amherst 1717-1797 (71) was created 1st Baron Amherst . Mary Cary Baroness Amherst by marriage Baroness Amherst .

Oct 1788

08 Oct 1788

On 08 Oct 1788 Arthur Blundell Sandys Trumbull Hill 3rd Marquess Downshire 1788-1845 was born to Arthur Hill 2nd Marquess Downshire 1753-1801 (35) and Mary Sandys Marchioness Downshire 1764-1836 (24) at Hanover Square, Parish of St George's Church, Mayfair, Westminster .

13 Oct 1788

On 13 Oct 1788 Frederick Murray 1788-1789 was born to John Murray 4th Duke Atholl 1755-1830 (33)

In 1825 . Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830 (55) . Portrait of John Murray 4th Duke Atholl 1755-1830 (69) .

14 Oct 1788

On 14 Oct 1788 William Courtenay 8th Earl Devon 1742-1788 (45) died . His son William "Kitty" Courtenay 9th Earl Devon 1768-1835 (20) succeeded as 9th Earl Devon (5C 1553) , 3rd Viscount Courtenay .

27 Oct 1788

On 27 Oct 1788 William Waldegrave 8th Earl Waldegrave 1788-1859 was born to George Waldegrave 4th Earl Waldegrave 1751-1789 (36) and Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave Countess Waldegrave 1760-1816 (28) .

In 1780 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (56) .Known as The Ladies Waldegrave.From left to right three sisters: Charlotte Maria Waldegrave Duchess Grafton 1761-1808 (18) , Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave Countess Waldegrave 1760-1816 (19) and Anne Horatia Waldegrave 1762-1801 (18) .Believed to have been commissioned by their mother in the hope of atracyting suitors since at the time of the painting all three were unmarried.All three did subsequently marry.

On 27 Oct 1788 Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870 was born to Robert Jocelyn 2nd Earl Roden 1756-1820 (32) .

Nov 1788

04 Nov 1788

22 Nov 1788

On 22 Nov 1788 Henry Howard 1757-1842 (31) and Maria Archer 1768-1789 (20) were married

28 Nov 1788

On 28 Nov 1788 Charles Christian Nassau-Weilburg 1735-1788 (53) died in Münster-Dreissen, Kirchheim an der Weinstraße, Bad Dürkheim.

1780 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (27) . Portrait of Charles Christian Nassau-Weilburg 1735-1788 (44) .

Dec 1788

08 Dec 1788

On 08 Dec 1788 Frederick St John 1765-1844 (22) and Mary Kerr 1767-1791 (21) were married .

14 Dec 1788

On 14 Dec 1788 Charles III King Spain 1716-1788 (72) died . His son Charles IV King Spain 1748-1819 (40) succeeded as IV King Spain .

1765 . Anton Raphael Mengs 1728-1779 (36) . Portrait of Charles III King Spain 1716-1788 (48) .

1765 . Anton Raphael Mengs 1728-1779 (36) . Portrait of Charles IV King Spain 1748-1819 (16) .

31 Dec 1788

On 31 Dec 1788 David Moncrieffe 6th Baronet 1788-1830 was born to Thomas Moncrieffe 5th Baronet 1758-1818 (30) .