BiographyWriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford, Duke of Bedford, was born 1 November 1680 in Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to William Russell, Lord Russell (1639-1683) and Rachel Wriothesley (1637-1723) and died 26 May 1711 of smallpox. He married Elizabeth Howland (1682-1724) 23 May 1695 at Manor House in Streatham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, England, Spain, Portugal, Israel, the Netherlands, Ireland, Hungary, Belarus, Italy, Turkey.
Namesakes of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford (1680-1711)