Earl of Sandwich      

Full name John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

Born November 3, 1718

Died April 30, 1792 (aged 73 years 179 days)

Education Eton College; Cambridge University

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John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, was famous far beyond the world of cricket. For one thing, the sandwich is named after him; for another, although he was a career politician, it was said that his incompetence and corruptness meant that he achieved almost nothing despite holding some of the highest offices in the land; the Sandwich Islands, (now Hawaii), which were discovered by Captain Cook in 1778, were also named in his honour.

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