Robert Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick

Robert Rich, 3rd Baron Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick (December 1559 – 24 March 1619), was an English nobleman, known as Baron Rich between 1581 and 1618, when he was created Earl of Warwick. He was the first husband of Penelope Devereux, whom he divorced in 1605 on the grounds of her adultery.


Rich was the son and heir of Robert Rich, 2nd Baron Rich (c.1538–1581) by his wife Elizabeth Baldry, a daughter of George Baldry.[1]


Rich succeeded his father in the barony in 1581. In 1618 he was created Earl of Warwick.

Marriages & progeny

He married twice:

Death & succession

He died in March 1619, aged 59, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1587–1658).


  1. Usher, Brett. "Rich, Robert". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/61021.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
Peerage of England
New creation Earl of Warwick
Succeeded by
Robert Rich
Preceded by
Robert Rich
Baron Rich

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