Born 1776 Died 1839
Richard Grenville was one of the members of parliament for Buckinghamshire from 1797 to 1813, and, as Earl Temple, took an active part in politics. In February 1813 he succeeded his father as marquess of Buckingham; and having married the only child of the 3rd Duke of Chandos, he was created Duke of Buckingham and Chandos in 1822. He died in 1839.
Owing to financial embarrassments, the duke lived out of England for some time, and in 1862 an account of his travels was published, as The Private Diary of Richard, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos. He was succeeded by his only child, Richard Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1797-1861).
Extracted from the entry for BUCKINGHAM , EARLS, MARQUESSES AND DUKES OF in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain.