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George Charles Grantley Fitz-Har-Dinge Berkeley, an English sportsman and author, born Feb. 10,1800. He is a son of the late earl of Berkeley, and younger brother of the present de jure earl, who does not assume the title.
He was a liberal member of parliament for West Gloucestershire for nearly 20 years. His novel "Berkeley Castle" (1836) being severely reviewed in "Fraser's Magazine," he assaulted Mr. Fraser, the publisher, for which he was prosecuted and compelled to pay £100 damages and costs, and wounded in a duel Dr. Maginn, the writer of the article. He has written many books on sporting in England, France, and the United States. Among his best known publications is "The Upper Ten Thousand at Home and Abroad;" and his more recent works include "My Life and Recollections" (1864), and "Tales of Life and Death" (2 vols., 1809). - His brother, Sir Maurice Frederick Fitz-Hardinge, born Nov. 16, 1826, was a naval commander, reaching the rank of admiral of the blue, and represented Gloucester in parliament for many years. In 1861 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Fitz-Hardinge, and died Oct. 17, 1867.