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List of notable or famous diplomats from England, with bios and photos, including the top diplomats born in England and even some popular diplomats who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English diplomats then this list is the perfect resource for you. These diplomats are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known diplomat from England is included when available.

People include everything from Harold Nicolson to John Freeman.

This historic diplomats from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English diplomats of note?" and "Who are the most famous diplomats from England?" These prominent diplomats of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English diplomats.

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Edward Hoby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Diplomats from England
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Sir Edward Hoby was a diplomat, Member of Parliament, scholar, and soldier in England during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. He was the son of Thomas Hoby and Elizabeth Cooke, the nephew of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, and the son-in-law of Queen Elizabeth's cousin Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon. A favourite of King James, Hoby published several works supporting the Protestant cause as well as translations from the French and Spanish. His heir was his illegitimate son, Peregrine Hoby. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1560-1617)

Birthplace: Bisham Abbey, United Kingdom

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Edward Merewether is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Diplomats from England
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Sir Edward Marsh Merewether KCMG KCVO was a British colonial administrator. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 80 (1858-1938)

Birthplace: Meriden, United Kingdom

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Ernest Mason Satow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Diplomats from England
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Sir Ernest Mason Satow GCMG PC;, was a British scholar, diplomat and Japanologist. Satow was born to an ethnically German father and an English mother in Clapton, North London. His surname is Sorbian in origin, meaning 'village of the sower'. He was educated at Mill Hill School and University College London. Satow was an exceptional linguist, an energetic traveller, a writer of travel guidebooks, a dictionary compiler, a mountaineer, a keen botanist and a major collector of Japanese books and manuscripts on all kinds of subjects before the Japanese themselves began to do so. He also loved classical music and the works of Dante on which his brother-in-law Henry Fanshawe Tozer was an ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 86 (1843-1929)

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Upper Clapton

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Sir George Carew was an English diplomat and historian. ...more on Wikipedia