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Staunton, Sir George Thomas, second baronet (1781-1859), Sinologist and politician

Richard Davenport-Hines

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/26325
Staunton, Sir George Thomas, second baronet (1781-1859), Sinologist and politician

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Staunton, Sir George Thomas, second baronet (1781-1859), Sinologist and politician, was born on 26 May 1781 at Milford House, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, only surviving child of Sir George Leonard Staunton (1737-1801), diplomatist, and his wife, Jane, née Collins (1753-1823). His father imposed peculiar educational notions on the boy; he was ...

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