Grosvenor, Hugh

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Grosvenor, Hugh Gender: M
Hugh Lupus Grosvenor
born on 13 October 1825 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Chester, England, 53n12, 2w54
Timezone LMT m2w54 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°32' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°42 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°06'

Hugh Grosvenor


English landowner, politician and racehorse owner.

He was the 1st Duke of Westminster, styled Viscount Belgrave between 1831 and 1845 and Earl Grosvenor between 1845 and 1869 and known as The Marquess of Westminster between 1869 and 1874.

He inherited the estate of Eaton Hall in Cheshire and land in Mayfair and Belgravia, London, and spent much of his fortune in developing these properties. Although he was a Member of Parliament from the age of 22, and then a member of the House of Lords, his main interests were not in politics, but rather in his estates, in horse racing, and in country pursuits. He developed the stud at Eaton Hall and achieved success in racing his horses, winning the Derby on four occasions. Grosvenor also took an interest in a range of charities.

At his death on 22 December 1899 he was considered to be the richest man in Britain.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Gervas Huxley, "Victorian Duke: The Life of Hugh Lupus Grosvenor First Duke of Westminster" (Oxford University Press, 1967), p. 3: "The Duke was born at four in the morning of 13 October 1825 at his grandfather's seat of Eaton in Cheshire."


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner