Robert Brudenell, 2nd Earl of Cardigan

Robert Brudenell, 2nd Earl of Cardigan, (1607–1703), by Joshua Reynolds

Robert Brudenell, 2nd Earl of Cardigan, 2nd Baron Brudenell (5 March 1607 – 16 July 1703) was an English nobleman.


He was born on 5 March 1607, the son of Thomas Brudenell, 1st Earl of Cardigan (c. 1593–1663) by his wife Mary Tresham, a daughter of Sir Thomas Tresham. Between 1661 and 1663 he was styled by the courtesy title Lord Brudenell, his father's subsidiary title.


He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1663. He converted to Roman Catholicism.[when?]

Marriages & progenyEdit

He married twice:


He died in July 1703, aged 96, and was succeeded in the earldom by his grandson George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan.


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