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Adair, Sir Robert (1763-1855), politician and diplomatist

William Prideaux Courtney and Colin Matthew

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/84
Adair, Sir Robert (1763-1855), politician and diplomatist


Adair, Sir Robert (1763-1855), politician and diplomatist, was the son of Robert Adair, sergeant-surgeon to George III, and Lady Caroline Keppel. He was born on 24 May 1763, and was sent to Westminster School in 1773, and thence to the University of Göttingen, where George Canning, who styled him 'bawba-dara-adul-phoolah' ...

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