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George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney

(1737—1806) diplomatist and colonial governor


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(1737–1806).

Born in Ireland and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Macartney had a varied career. He was envoy to St Petersburg (1764–7); a chief secretary for Ireland (1769–72); and captain-general ...

Subjects: British History.


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