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Frederick Calvert, the 6th Lord of Baltimore

Compiled by Jim Moyer 8/7/15, updated 11/12/17

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Learning about the very wealthy reprobates gives you a prodigious vocabulary of new words to describe their dissolute conditions.

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Take for example Frederick.  For now we’ll just consider  Maryland side.

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Frederick Maryland. Frederick County Maryland. Fort Frederick Maryland.

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Who is this Frederick on the Maryland side?

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From Wikipedia. Frederick_Calvert,_6th_Baron_Baltimore.

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Frederick Calvert, the 6th Lord of Baltimore (February 6, 1731 – September 4, 1771)

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You will learn these words: Seraglio, corregidores.

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Take a read of a man who never set foot in Maryland, but who received 10,000 pounds a year from estates in Maryland, who hired governors of Maryland related to him, who would not have any of his estates taxed to raise revenue for the protection of its citizens during the French and Indian War.

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I give you Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of Baltimore who lived to enjoy his Seraglio.

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A different Frederick is the source for similar names on the Virginia side.

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From wikipedia:

In 1764 James Boswell (1740–1795) began his Grand Tour of Europe, having heard that Baltimore was “living at Constantinople like a Turk, with his seraglio all around him”.”[7]

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See Wikipedia article on Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron of Baltimore

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