1st Duke of (born George Villiers) 1592-1628; Eng. statesman
2d Duke of (born George Villiers) 1628-87; Eng. statesman & writer: son of 1st Duke
See Buckingham in American Heritage Dictionary 4
English courtier and statesman whose military and political policies caused continual friction with Parliament. He was assassinated by a disgruntled naval officer.
, Second Duke of. Originally George Vil·liers
English courtier who was a prominent member of the influential group known as the Cabal that formed the ministry of Charles II after the Restoration. A vain and ambitious individual, Buckingham was dismissed for misconduct in 1674.