Francis Seymour, 5th Duke of Somerset

Francis Seymour, 5th Duke of Somerset (17 January 1658  20 April 1678), known as 3rd Baron Seymour of Trowbridge between 1665 and 1675, was an English peer.

His Grace
The Duke of Somerset
PredecessorJohn Seymour
SuccessorCharles Seymour
Titles and styles
BornFrancis Seymour
(1658-01-17)17 January 1658
Died20 April 1678(1678-04-20) (aged 20)
FatherCharles Seymour
MotherElizabeth Alington

He was the son of Charles Seymour, 2nd Baron Seymour of Trowbridge, and Elizabeth Alington (1635–1692). The dukedom came to him because his grandfather, Sir Francis Seymour, was a younger brother of the 2nd Duke of Somerset. He died aged 20, unmarried and childless, having been shot dead by Horatio Botti (a Genoese gentleman), whose wife Seymour was said to have insulted at Lerici. He was succeeded by his brother Charles Seymour.[1]


Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Seymour
Duke of Somerset
Succeeded by
Charles Seymour
Preceded by
Charles Seymour
Baron Seymour of Trowbridge


  1.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Somerset, Earls and Dukes of". Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 385.

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