Cavendish

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Cav·​en·​dish | \ ˈka-vən-(ˌ)dish How to pronounce Cavendish (audio) \

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Henry 1731–1810 English scientist

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Spencer Compton 1833–1908 8th Duke of Devonshire English statesman

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Sir William 1505?–1557 English statesman

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William 1640–1707 1st Duke of Devonshire English statesman

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“Cavendish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cavendish. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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