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Antelminelli, Alessandro [alias Amerigo Salvetti] (1572–1657), diplomat, was born in Lucca, the son of Bernardino Antelminelli (d. 1596), merchant. From 1580 his father was in contact with the agents of the grand duke of Tuscany, who wanted to organize a pro-Florentine party in ...

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Appleby, John (d. 1389), dean of St Paul's, London, and diplomat, exemplifies at once the excesses of careerism and the intellectual sophistication that characterized the upper ranks of the fourteenth-century English church. He was a native of Appleby, Westmorland, and the north of ...

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Aston, Walter, Baron Aston of Forfar (1584–1639), diplomat, was born about June 1584 at Charlecote, Warwickshire, and baptized there on 9 July, the son and heir of Sir Edward Aston of Tixall, Staffordshire, and his second wife, Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Lucy (b. in or before 1532, d. 1600)...

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Augier, René (b. before 1600, d. 1658/9), diplomat, was probably born in the province of Dauphiné, in south-east France, and possibly came from the village of Montbrun. His date of birth is unknown and details of his youth remain obscure beyond the fact that he left the ...

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Bainbridge, Christopher (1462/3–1514), ambassador, archbishop of York, and cardinal, was born at Hilton, near Appleby, Westmorland, the eldest of six children of Reginald Bainbridge and Isobel Langton; he owed much in his education and early advancement to his maternal uncle Thomas Langton, bishop of ...

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Bard, Henry, first Viscount Bellomont [Bellamont] (1615/16–1656), royalist army officer and diplomat, came of an old-established Lincolnshire family, and was the younger son of George Bard (d. 1616), vicar of Staines, Middlesex, and his wife, Susan, daughter of John Dudley. A scholar at ...

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Barillon d'Amoncourt, Paul, marquis de Branges in the French nobility (1630x38–1691), diplomat, was the eldest of the four sons (one of whom was born in 1639) of Jean-Jacques Barillon (1601–1645) and his wife, Bonne Fayet (d. 1682). His father, president of the ...

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Barker, Sir William (1909–1992), diplomatist and Russian scholar, was born on 19 July 1909 at 3 Plank Lane, Leigh, Lancashire, the eldest of the three children of Alfred Barker, master baker and later licensed victualler, and his wife, Annie, formerly Arden (née...

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Bateman [Norwich], William (c. 1298–1355), diplomat, founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of Norwich, was probably born in Norwich (from which he was sometimes named), the third son of William and Margery Bateman. His father was many times bailiff of the city, and in 1326–7 its member of ...

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Beaton, James (1524–1603), diplomat and archbishop of Glasgow, born in the spring or early summer of 1524, was the son of James Beaton, laird of Balfarg (Fife), and his wife, Helen Melville. He belonged to the third generation of the Beaton hegemony in the church: lesser prelates apart, ...

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Benet, William (d. 1533), diplomat, from the diocese of Salisbury, was the younger brother of Dr Thomas Benet (d. 1558), a canon of Salisbury and of St Paul's, London, and nephew of John Benet, merchant taylor of the city of London. By 1521, when he was admitted to ...

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Benolt, Thomas (d. 1534), herald and diplomat, may have been born at Rouen; his mother's maiden name was Meautis, but his father's identity is not known. It was with Calais, however, that the family had its strongest links; Benolt is generally thought to have been a native of ...

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Biondi, Sir Giovanni Francesco (1572–1644), diplomat and romance writer, was born at Lesina (now Hvar), Croatia. His family, whose surname was Biundović until the 1600s, was noble but of modest means. Giovanni took a law degree at Padua and, after a period in ...

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Blount, Sir Walter (d. 1403), soldier and diplomat, of Barton Blount, Derbyshire, was the third son of Sir John Blount (d. 1358) of Sodington, Worcestershire, and of his first wife, Iseult, daughter and heir of Thomas Mountjoy of Gayton, Staffordshire. Immortalized by ...

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Brandon, Sir Thomas (d. 1510), courtier and diplomat, was the third son of Sir William Brandon of Southwark (d. 1491) and his wife, Elizabeth Wingfield (d. 1497). With his eldest brother, William, who had been attainted for his part in the rebellion against ...

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Brennan, Robert (1881–1964), Irish republican and diplomatist, was born in John's Gate Street, Wexford, on 22 July 1881, one of five children of Robert Brennan, a victualler and cattle dealer, and his wife, Bridget, née Kearney, shopkeeper. After completing local schooling by the ...

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Brian, Guy, Baron Brian (c. 1310–1390), soldier and diplomat, was the son and heir of Sir Guy Brian of Torbryan, Devon, and an unknown mother. He is first recorded during Edward III's Scottish campaign of 1327, when he was present at the surprise attack on the English by the ...

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Brugge, Lodewijk van [Louis de Bruges; Lodewijk van Gruuthuse], earl of Winchester (c. 1427–1492), courtier and diplomat, was the only son of Jan van Brugge and Margaretha van Steenhuyse. The name Gruuthuse, by which he is commonly known, refers to his family's property in and around ...

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Bulstrode, Sir Richard (1617–1711), diplomat and writer, probably born at Astley, Warwickshire, was the second son of Edward Bulstrode (c. 1588–1659) of the Inner Temple and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Richard Chamberlain of Astley. In 1633 he wrote a poem to mark the birth of the ...

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Burghersh, Bartholomew, the younger, third Lord Burghersh (d. 1369), soldier and diplomat, was the eldest son of Bartholomew Burghersh the elder (d. 1355) and Elizabeth Verdon (1305/6–1364). He married first Cicily Wayland (or Weyland), the daughter of Richard Weyland, and second Margaret (...