Cavendish is also a resident of the Rubens House in Antwerp
After his death in 1640, Peter Paul Rubens' wife and children remained at the Baroque palazzo for a few more years until Lord Cavendish moved in. No, not the famous cyclist...
He simply has the same name and happened to also love sports. He transformed Rubens House into a popular riding school, which attracted nobility from far and wide. Flemish horse breeding still ranks amongst the world's best.
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