John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770)

Oldest son and heir of John Manners, third duke of Rutland, who survived him. Granby's fame is based on his activities as a commander in the Seven Years War, where he served in western Germany under Ferdinand of Brunswick. He was
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present at Minden, where he was stopped from advancing by Lord George Sackville, whom he soon replaced as commander of the British contingent. He played a key part in Ferdinand's success against the French, in particular at the battle of Warburg (31 July 1760), where he led a British cavalry charge that turned the day, at Vellinghausen (15-16 July 1761), where much of the French attack fell on his British corp, and at Wilhelmsthal (24 June 1762), where once again once again his cavalry played a key part in the battle. He became master-general of the ordnance in 1763, and the twelfth commander in chief from 1766 until 1770 when he retired from office. His popularity as a commander is reflected in the number of inns named after him around Britain.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (17 November 2000), John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770), http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/people_granby.html

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