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Best, Wilhelm Philipp (1712–1785), diplomatist, was born in Hanover, but he spent most of his working life in London. After completing his studies at the University of Helmstedt, he entered the service of George II's electoral government as (Geheimer Kanzleisekretär extraordinarius'privy chancellery secretary'...

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Bothmer, Hans Kaspar [Johann] von, Count Bothmer in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1656–1732), courtier and diplomat, was born on 10 April 1656 ns in Lauenbrück, in the Celle portion of the duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, northern Germany, the eldest son of ...

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Münchhausen, Gerlach Adolf von, Baron Münchhausen in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1688–1770), politician and diplomat, was born on 5 October 1688 ns in Berlin. He was the third son of Gerlach Heino von Münchhausen (1652–1710), who had been a courtier in ...

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Hermann Mylius (1603–1657) by P. Aubry Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Mylius, Hermann (1603–1657), diplomat, was born on 10 November 1603 in Berne, in the German principality of Oldenburg, perhaps the second of at least two sons of the miller Ocko Müller (d. 1625) and his first wife, who died in 1615. His humanist schooling began in that Lutheran town under ...

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Spithovius [Spithoff], Johannes (d. 1563), royal tutor and diplomat, was born in or near Münster, in Westphalia, and maintained the alias Monasteriensis, though he generally identified himself with the Low Countries. He signed his name most frequently in Latin; his Danish name was ...