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George Nugent Grenville, 2d Baron Nugent of Carlanstown


Irish-born politician and writer. Matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1804. Succeeded as Baron Nugent of Carlanstown in 1812. MP for Buckingham from 1810; for Aylesbury from 1812 and 1847. Lord of the Treasury, 1830–2. Lord high commissioner of the Ionian Islands 1832–5. Advocated parliamentary reform and religious liberty.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.