Definition of Duke of cumberland
1. Noun. English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765).
Generic synonyms: Full General, General
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Literary usage of Duke of cumberland
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of England by Tobias George Smollett, David Hume (1827)
"The auxiliary troops of the army of the duke of Cumberland, namely, ... His royal highness the duke of Cumberland obliges himself to pass the Elbe, ..."
2. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1899)
"'s Inaccuracy—Conversation of the Duke of Wellington on the King and the Duke of Cumberland. February 6th, 1829.—Parliament met yesterday ; a very full ..."
3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"In 1817 she made her first claim to be the daughter of Henry Frederick, duke of Cumberland and Strathearn [q. т.], brother of George TIL In a petition to ..."
4. The History of Modern Europe: And a View of the Progress of Society from the by William Russell (1837)
"At this dangerous crisis, when Saxe hoped to cut off the retreat of the confederates, and even to make the duke of Cumberland his captive, sir John Ligonier ..."
5. The Popular History of England by Charles Knight (1880)
"The duke of Cumberland, moving much more slowly, took up his head-quarters at Aberdeen. Five thousand Hessian troops had arrived to strengthen the forces of ..."
6. A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans by James Browne (1849)
"HAVING spent upwards of five weeks at Aberdeen, the duke of Cumberland began to ... Mrs Q. petitioned the duke of Cumberland to order her property to be ..."