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Downing, Sir George, first baronet (1623–1684), diplomat and financial reformer, was born in Dublin in August 1623, the son of Emmanuel Downing (1585–1659), attorney and clerk, of the Inner Temple and Lucy (1601–1679), sister of John Winthrop, first governor of the colony of ...

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Dutens, Louis (1730–1812), diplomatist and writer, was born at Tours on 15 January 1730, one of seven children in a Huguenot family. He was educated by his father. An early love affair, one of many which ended more or less unsuccessfully, caused him to leave home for ...

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Prideaux, William (1604/5–1660), diplomat, was the son of William Prideaux of Tavistock, Devon. On 13 December 1622 he matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford, aged seventeen, graduating BA on 25 November 1626. He then became a merchant involved in foreign trade, based in London...

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Satow, Sir Ernest Mason (1843–1929), diplomat and scholar, was born on 30 June 1843 at 10 Buccleuch Terrace, Upper Clapton, Hackney. He was the third son and eighth child of (Hans) David Christophe Satow (1801–1874), merchant, of Wismar (in Mecklenburg) and Riga...