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John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer

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Earl Spencer

Personal details
Edward John Spencer

(1924-01-24)24 January 1924
Bayswater, Paddington, London, England
Died29 March 1992(1992-03-29) (aged 68)
St John's Wood, London, England
Known forFather of Diana, Princess of Wales

Edward John "Johnnie" Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, MVO (24 January 1924 – 29 March 1992), styled Viscount Althorp until June 1975, was a British peer.

Early life[change | change source]

Spencer was born in Bayswater, London, He was son of Albert Spencer and Lady Cynthia Hamilton

Personal life[change | change source]

He was married to Frances Roche, They have five children by the marriage, He was remarried to Raine, Countess of Dartmouth in 1976.

He was the father of Diana, Princess of Wales. He was the maternal grandfather of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Death[change | change source]

Spencer died on 29 March 1992 at Wellington Hospital in London of a heart attack at the age of 68.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The 8th Earl Spencer, 68, Dies; Father of the Princess of Wales". New York Times. 30 March 1992. Retrieved 29 May 2013.

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