Born on 16th of October 1797
Died on 28th of March 1868
Born October 1797. Died 1868 - English General, 7th Earl of Cardigan.
In 1824 joined the army, in 1830 bought himself a command. Fiery temper led to conflict with fellow officers, forced to resign in 1833. Appointed major-general in 1847. Commanded the Light Brigade in the Crimea, led it to destruction in the charge at Balaclava. Knitted woollen jacket he wore during the Crimean winter is named after him.
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