Duke of Leeds

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The title Duke of Leeds was created in 1694 for the 1st Marquess of Carmarthen and became extinct on the death of the 12th Duke in 1964.

The Dukes of Leeds also held the titles Marquess of Carmarthen (created 1689), Earl of Danby, in the County of York (1674), Viscount Latimer, of Danby in the County of York (1673), Viscount Osborne, of Dunblane (1673), and Baron Osborne, of Kiveton in the County of York (1673). All of the titles were in the Peerage of England except the Viscountcy of Osborne, which was in the Peerage of Scotland.

The heir apparent to the Duke of Leeds was styled Marquess of Carmarthen, Lord Carmarthen's heir apparent was styled Earl of Danby, and Lord Danby's heir apparent was styled Viscount Latimer.

The "Leeds" the Dukedom was named for was the City of Leeds in Yorkshire, and the title did not (as is sometimes claimed) refer to Leeds Castle in Kent.

Dukes of Leeds (1694)

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