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James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde

Irish politician and soldier (1665-1745)

1665   -   1745

country of citizenship: Republic of Ireland
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Oxford
occupation: politician
award received: Order of the Garter
position held: Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Member of the Privy Council of Ireland, Chancellor of the University of Oxford

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James FitzJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, (1665–1745) was an Irish statesman and soldier. He was the third of the Kilcash branch of the family to inherit the earldom of Ormond. Like his grandfather, the 1st Duke, he was raised as a Protestant, unlike his extended family who held to Roman Catholicism. He served in the campaign to put down the Monmouth Rebellion, in the Williamite War in Ireland, in the Nine Years' War and in the War of the Spanish Succession but was accused of treason and went into exile after the Jacobite rising of 1715.
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