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John Guise (British Army officer)

Not to be confused with the 19th century British Army general Sir John Wright Guise, 3rd Baronet.

John Guise (1682 or 1683 – 12 June 1765) was a British Army officer and art collector.

He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford from 1702 to which he later bequeathed his large collection of over 200 paintings and almost 2,000 drawings by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.[1]

He obtained a practical knowledge of the profession of arms in the wars of Queen Anne. He served many years in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, and was promoted to the lieutenant-colonelcy of that regiment in 1736. On 1 November 1738 King George II rewarded him with the colonelcy of the 6th Regiment of Foot. In 1739 he was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general, in 1742 to that of major-general, in 1745 to that of lieutenant-general, and in 1762 to that of general. He held the appointment of governor of Berwick several years, and died in June 1765.


  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Historical Records of the British Army: The Sixth, or Royal First Warwickshire Regiment of Foot, p. 109 (1837).

  1. ^ "Christ Church Matters, Issue 35" (PDF). pp. 12–15. Retrieved 25 August 2015.

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