John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry

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John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry (20 July 1844  31 January 1900), was a British nobleman, remembered for his atheism, his outspoken views, his brutish manner, for lending his name to the "Queensberry Rules" that form the basis of modern boxing, and for his role in the downfall of the Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde.

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The Marquess of Queensberry
Lord Queensberry in 1896
Tenure6 August 1858 – 31 January 1900
Born(1844-07-20)20 July 1844
Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Italy
Died31 January 1900(1900-01-31) (aged 55)
London, England
Sibyl Montgomery
(m. 1866; div. 1887)

Ethel Weeden
(m. 1893; annulled 1894)
IssueFrancis Douglas, Viscount Drumlanrig
Percy Douglas, 10th Marquess of Queensberry
Lord Alfred Douglas
Lord Sholto Douglas
Lady Edith Douglas
ParentsArchibald Douglas, 8th Marquess of Queensberry
Caroline Margaret Clayton