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Adams, Charles

Kathryn D. Snavely.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1060 words.

Adams, Charles (19 December 1845–19 August 1895), soldier and diplomat, was born Karl Adam Schwanbeck in Anclam, Pomerania, Germany, the son of Karl Heinrich Schwanbeck, a cabinetmaker, and...

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Bacon, Robert

Calvin D. Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1065 words.

Bacon, Robert (05 July 1860–29 May 1919), banker, diplomat, and soldier, was born in Jamaica Plain near Boston, Massachusetts, the son of William Benjamin Bacon and Emily Crosby Low. Raised...

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Bard, Henry, first Viscount Bellomont [Bellamont]

Basil Morgan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1168 words.

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 (null...

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Bentinck, Lord William Henry Cavendish- [known as Lord William Bentinck]

Douglas M. Peers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Diplomatic History; International Relations; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 4794 words.

Bentinck, Lord William Henry Cavendish- [known as Lord William Bentinck] (1774–1839), army officer, diplomatist, and governor-general of India, was born on 14 September 1774 at Burlington...

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Bertie, Charles

Stuart Handley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1354 words.

Bertie, Charles (1640/41–1711), diplomat and treasurer of the ordnance, was the fifth son of Montague Bertie, second earl of Lindsey (1607/8–1666), and his first wife, Martha (bap. 1605, d....

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Bliss, Tasker Howard

Edward A. Goedeken.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1643 words.

Bliss, Tasker Howard (31 December 1853–09 November 1930), soldier, scholar, and diplomat, was born in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of George Ripley Bliss, a Baptist clergyman and...

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Blount, Sir Walter

Carole Rawcliffe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 721 words.

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,...

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Bourchier, John, second Baron Berners

James P. Carley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 2348 words.

Bourchier, John, second Baron Berners (c. 1467–1533), soldier, diplomat, and translator, was the son of Sir Humphrey Bourchier (d. 1471) and Elizabeth (d. 1497), daughter and sole heir of...

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Bragg, Edward Stuyvesant

Mike William Beattie.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1203 words.

Bragg, Edward Stuyvesant (20 February 1827–20 June 1912), Civil War general, congressman, and diplomat, was born in Unadilla, Otsego County, New York, the son of Joel Bragg, a rural...

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Braithwaite, John

Stanley Lane-Poole.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 606 words.

Braithwaite, John (1696–1740), soldier and diplomatist, was the second of three sons born to John Braithwaite (1666–1739), a member of a prominent Westmorland family, and his wife,...

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