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Earl Spencer

The title Earl Spencer was created in 1765 in the Peerage of Great Britain for John Spencer, a great-grandson of the First Duke of Marlborough. The famous Lady Diana Spencer, later Princess of Wales, was the daughter of the eighth Earl.

The subsidiary titles of the Earl Spencer are: Viscount Spencer (created 1761), Viscount Althorp (1765), Viscount Althorp of Brington (1905) and Baron Spencer (1761). All titles save one are in the Peerage of Great Britain; the title Viscount Althorp of Brington is in the Peerage of the UK The courtesy title of the eldest son and heir of the Earl Spencer is Viscount Althorp.

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