Richard Curzon-Howe, 3rd Earl Howe

Richard William Penn Curzon-Howe, 3rd Earl Howe, GCVO, CB (14 February 1822 25 September 1900) was a British peer and professional soldier.


Curzon-Howe was the second son of Richard Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe and his first wife, Harriet.

Military career

In 1838, Curzon-Howe joined the British Army and rose through the ranks as a Major General in 1869, Lieutenant General in 1877 and a General in 1880. He fought in the Kaffir War and was present at the Siege of Delhi, for which he was appointed a CB in 1858. In 1876, Curzon inherited his elder brother's titles. He was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Prince Albert's Own Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry in 1876 on the death of his brother (Lt.Col. Commandant PAOLYC [1870-79] George, 2nd Earl Howe), Colonel of the 94th and 17th Regiment of Foot in 1879 and Colonel of the 2nd Life Guards in 1890. In 1897, he was appointed a GCVO for his services as Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, a post he held between 1888 and 1900.


Lord Howe married Isabella Maria Katherine Anson (born 1832), eldest daughter of the Honourable George Anson, on 8 February 1858. They had four children:


    Military offices
    Preceded by
    Henry Jervis
    Colonel of the 94th Regiment of Foot
    Succeeded by
    Sir John Grant
    Preceded by
    William Faber
    Colonel of the 17th Regiment of Foot
    Succeeded by
    John Guise
    Preceded by
    The Viscount Templetown
    Colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards
    Succeeded by
    The Lord Chelmsford
    Honorary titles
    New title Hon. Colonel of the Leicestershire Yeomanry
    Succeeded by
    J. W. Baillie
    Preceded by
    The Duke of Rutland
    Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire
    Succeeded by
    The Duke of Rutland
    Peerage of the United Kingdom
    Preceded by
    George Curzon-Howe
    Earl Howe
    2nd creation
    Succeeded by
    Richard Curzon-Howe
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