Thornton, Sir Edward
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Thornton, Sir Edward (1817–1906), diplomatist, born in London on 13 July 1817, was only surviving son of the diplomatist Sir Edward Thornton (1766–1852) and his wife Wilhelmina Kohp. He was educated at King's College, London, and at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA among the senior optimes in 1840, proceeding MA in 1877. He was appointed attaché at ...