Lives of the fellows

John Montague (Duke of)

b.? d.July 1749
MD Cantab FRCP(1717) FRS

His Grace John Duke of Montague was admitted, at his own request, a Fellow of the College of Physicians 23rd October, 1717.(1) He was often present at the delivery of the Harveian Orations, and not unfrequently at the annual dinners. The duke died of a violent fever in July, 1749, aged fifty-nine. He was master-general of the ordnance, master of the great wardrobe, colonel of the 2nd dragoon guards, knight of the garter, grand master of the order of the Bath, a privy councillor, and a fellow of the Royal Society. Dying without issue the title became extinct.

William Munk

[(1) "His Grace the Duke of Montague having been admitted doctor of physick at Cambridge, when king George was there: the president proposed him to be chosen fellow of the College. His Grace was ballotted for and elected n.c. Resolved that the fellows of the College will meet in their gowns at the Treasurer’s house (which is near the Duke’s), and go thence and admit his Grace at his own house."]

(Volume II, page 58)

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