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Eden, William, first Baron Auckland (1744-1814), penal reformer and diplomatist

Stephen M. Lee

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/8459
Eden, William, first Baron Auckland (1744-1814), penal reformer and diplomatist

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Eden, William, first Baron Auckland (1744-1814), penal reformer and diplomatist, was born on 3 April 1744, the third son of Sir Robert Eden, third baronet (d. 1755), landowner, of Windlestone Hall, West Auckland, co. Durham, and Mary (d. 1794), daughter of William Davison of Beamish in the same county. Eden ...

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