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George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
Buckingham was an influential figure in the government and won a long-drawn battle with the Earl of Clarendon. He also developed a reputation for debauchery and in 1667 killed in a duel the Earl of Shrewsbury, the husband of his mistress. In 1674 Buckingham was dismissed from government for alleged Catholic sympathies.
George Villiers, the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, died in 1687.