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George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925) by John Singer Sargent, 1914 The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India, was born on 11 January 1859 at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, the second of the eleven children of the Revd Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, fourth Baron Scarsdale (1831–1916), rector of ...

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Dilke, Ashton Wentworth (1850–1883), traveller and politician, was born on 11 August 1850 in London, the younger son of Sir (Charles) Wentworth Dilke, first baronet (1810–1869), and Mary (d. 1853), the only daughter of Captain William Chatfield, Madras cavalry; his elder brother was ...

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Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852–1936) by Sir John Lavery, 1893 by courtesy of Felix Rosenstiel's Widow & Son Ltd., London, on behalf of the Estate of Sir John Lavery; © Glasgow Museums

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Graham, Robert Bontine Cunninghame (1852–1936), traveller, author, and politician, was born at 5 Cadogan Place, London, on 24 May 1852, the eldest of the three sons of William Cunninghame Bontine (1825–1883), of Gartmore, Perthshire, and Ardoch, Dunbartonshire, a major in the Scots Greys...

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Guinness, Walter Edward, first Baron Moyne (1880–1944), politician and traveller, was born in Dublin on 29 March 1880 in the house, 80 St Stephen's Green, which was afterwards presented to the Irish nation by his brother in 1939 and housed the Irish department of external affairs...

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Lincoln, Ignatius Timotheus Trebitsch [formerly Ignácz Trebitsch; name in religion Chao Kung] (1879–1943), political adventurer, was born in Paks, Hungary, on 4 April 1879, the second son of Nathan Trebitsch (d. 1899), a merchant, and his wife, Julia, née Freund (...

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Lynch, Henry Finnis Blosse (1862–1913), traveller and politician, was born in London on 18 April 1862, the son of Thomas Kerr Lynch (1818–1891), traveller and businessman, and his wife, Harriet Sophia, née Taylor (1822–1886). On his father's side he was descended from a prominent Irish gentry family, of ...

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Napier, Sir Nathaniel, second baronet (1636/7–1709), traveller and politician, was the first son of Sir Gerard Napier, first baronet (bap. 1606, d. 1673), of More Crichel, Dorset, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1660), daughter and coheir of John Colles of Barton Grange, Pitminster, Somerset...

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Percy, Henry Algernon George, Earl Percy (1871–1909), politician and traveller, was born at 25 Grosvenor Square, London, on 21 January 1871, the eldest of the six sons of Henry George Percy, Earl Percy (1846–1918), who became the seventh duke of Northumberland, and his wife, ...

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Sir Mark Sykes, sixth baronet (1879–1919) by Leopold Pilichowski, 1915 private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Sykes, Sir Mark, sixth baronet (1879–1919), traveller and politician, was born on 17 March 1879 in London, the only son of Sir Tatton Sykes, fifth baronet (1826–1913) [see under Sykes, Sir Tatton], of Sledmere, and his wife, (Christina Anne) Jessica (...

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Temple, Henry, second Viscount Palmerston (1739–1802), politician and traveller, was born on 4 December 1739, the only son of Henry Temple (c.1704–1740), joint chief remembrancer of the Irish court of exchequer, and his second wife, Jane Barnard (d. 1789), daughter of ...

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Tennent, Sir James Emerson, first baronet (1804–1869), traveller and politician, third son of William Emerson (d. 1821), merchant, of Belfast, and Sarah, youngest daughter of William Arbuthnot, of Rockville, co. Down, was born at Belfast on 7 April 1804 and was educated at ...