Earl of Leicester

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Earl of Leicester

Earls of Leicester

in the peerage of England

1107 Creation

  1. 1107-1118 Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester (?-1118)
  2. 1118-1168 Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1104-1168)
  3. 1168-1190 Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Leicester (?-1190)
  4. 1190-1204 Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester (?-1204)
  5. 1207-1218 Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (c1170-1218)
    • patent confirmed 1207
  6. 1218-1265 Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208-1265)
    • forfeit 1265

1265 Creation

  1. 1265-1296 Edmund, 1st Earl of Leicester (1245-1296)
  2. 1296-1322 Thomas, Earl of Leicester (c1280-1322)
    • forfeit 1322, restored 1327
  3. 1327-1345 Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Leicester (c1281-1345)
  4. 1345-1361 Henry of Grosmont, 4th Earl of Leicester (?-1361)
  5. 1361-1399 John of Gaunt, 5th Earl of Leicester (1340-1399)
  6. 1399-1399 Henry Bolingbroke, 6th Earl of Leicester (1367-1413)
    • merged into throne (King Henry IV)

1564 Creation

  1. 1564-1588 Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532-1588)

1618 Creation

  1. 1618-1626 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester (?-1626)
  2. 1626-1677 Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1595-1677)
  3. 1677-1698 Philip Sidney, 3rd Earl of Leicester (1619-1698)
  4. 1698-1702 Robert Sidney, 4th Earl of Leicester (1649-1702)
  5. 1702-1705 Philip Sidney, 5th Earl of Leicester (1676-1705)
  6. 1705-1737 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester (1680-1737)
  7. 1737-1743 Jocelyn Sidney, 7th Earl of Leicester (1682-1743)

in the peerage of Great Britain

1744 Creation

  1. 1744-1759 Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (1697-1759)
    • Edward Coke, Viscount Coke (?-1753)

1784 Creation

  1. 1784-1811 George Townshend, 1st Earl of Leicester (1755-1811)
  2. 1811-1855 George Townshend, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1778-1855)

in the peerage of the United Kingdom

1837 Creation

  1. 1837-1842 Thomas William Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (1754-1842)
  2. 1842-1909 Thomas William Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1822-1909)
  3. 1909-1941 Thomas William Coke, 3rd Earl of Leicester (1848-1941)
  4. 1941-1949 Thomas William Coke, 4th Earl of Leicester (1880-1949)
  5. 1949-1976 Thomas William Edward Coke, 5th Earl of Leicester (1908-1976)
  6. 1976-1994 Anthony Louis Lovel Coke, 6th Earl of Leicester (1909-1994)
  7. 1994-2015 Edward Douglas Coke, 7th Earl of Leicester (1936-2015)
  8. 2015-present Thomas Edward Coke, Viscount Coke (1965-)
    • heir apparent: the Hon. Edward Horatio Coke (2003-), son of 8th Earl

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