Lord George Bentinck was the second surviving son of William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland (1768-1854), and a nephew of General Lord William Cavendish-Bentinck . He rose to major in the British Army , then went into civil service and became private secretary Cannings and from 1828 a member of the House of Commons for Lyme Regis , which he represented for 20 years until his death.
He remained almost unnoticed for 15 years until, out of grudge against Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington , and Sir Robert Peel , whom he could not forgive the hostility shown to his uncle Canning, he headed the so-called Protectionist Party with Disraeli . But he supported, in contradiction with the High Tories, the Catholic emancipation and the Reform Bill , spoke also for the emancipation of the Jews as well as for the remuneration of the Catholic clergy in Ireland by the state.
Bentinck was a skilled speaker, at the same time a real sportsman. In 1838 his horse Gray Momus won the 2000 Guinea . He died suddenly on September 21, 1848. He remained unmarried and childless. A memorial was erected to him in Cavendish Square in 1851 . Benjamin Disraeli (1852) described his life.
- Benjamin Disraeli : Lord Georg Bentinck. A political biography. Translated from English by Ernst Susemihl . Ernst Balde, Kassel 1853 ( Google books ).
- Benjamin Disraeli: Lord George Bentinck. Transaction Publishers, Piscataway 1998, ISBN 1-56000-947-0 .
- Lord George Bentinck at Hansard (English)
- Lord William George Frederick Scott-Bentinck on thepeerage.com
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott, William George Frederick|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British politician, member of the House of Commons|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 27, 1802|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 21, 1848|