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TITLE
Second Duke of Argyll
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_472
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30957
KEYWORDS
Dukes of Argyll
Campbells
battles
Jacobites
earls
nobility
Argyll
clans
Second Duke of Argyll

John Campbell (1678-1743) succeeded his father as 2nd Duke of Argyll in 1761. He was granted Earl of Greenwich in 1705 to secure his support for the Act of Union in 1707. He led the government army at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715 which led to the failure of the 1715 Jacobite Rising.

In 1719 he was granted Duke of Greenwich for his continued loyalty to the crown. In the year before his death in 1743 he was also created Commander-in-Chief of the army.

This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Second Duke of Argyll

1870s

Dukes of Argyll; Campbells; battles; Jacobites; earls; nobility; Argyll; clans

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

John Campbell (1678-1743) succeeded his father as 2nd Duke of Argyll in 1761. He was granted Earl of Greenwich in 1705 to secure his support for the Act of Union in 1707. He led the government army at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715 which led to the failure of the 1715 Jacobite Rising.<br /> <br /> In 1719 he was granted Duke of Greenwich for his continued loyalty to the crown. In the year before his death in 1743 he was also created Commander-in-Chief of the army. <br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie