OwinG to her successive marriages to the seventh Duke of Manchester, who died in 1890, and the eighth Duke of Devonshire, whom she wedded two years later, Louise, Duchess of Devonshire, earned the title of the "double duchess." She will take her place in history as the last of the grundes dumes. She has a genius for entertaining, is an excellent conversationalist, and possessed of wonderful tact. At Chatsworth, where King Edward loved so much to stay, she played the part of hostess to perfection, and her political dinners in past years at Devonshire House are historic. The Duchess is of German birth. Before her first marriage she was Countess Louise Von Alten, and reigned as a young beauty at the Court of the King of Hanover. In fact, she married Viscount Mandeville in 1854, in the Chapel of the Palace of Hanover. Three years later the viscount succeeded to the dukedom of Manchester.
Louise, Duchess of Devonshire