Lord Charles Henry Somerset PC (12 December 1767 18 February 1831), born in Badminton, England, was a British soldier, politician and colonial administrator.[1][2] He was governor of the Cape Colony, South Africa, from 1814 to 1826.

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Lord Charles Somerset
Governor of the Cape Colony
In office
1814–1826
Monarchs
Preceded byJohn Cradock
Succeeded byRichard Bourke (acting)
Personal details
Born12 December 1767 (1767-12-12)
Died18 February 1831 (1831-02-19) (aged 63)
NationalityBritish
Spouses
  • Lady Elizabeth Courtenay
    (m. 1788; died 1815)
  • Lady Mary Poulett
    (m. 1821)
Children9, including Henry and Poulett
Parents
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