Elgin, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of
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Lord Elgin; British art collector and diplomat. Born Broomhall, Fife (Scotland) 20. 7. 1766, died 4. 11. 1841 in Paris. School at Harrow and Westminster, 1782–1786 studies at St. Andrews and Paris (law), 1786/87 in Dresden. 1790–1807 Scottish Representative Peer in the House of Lords (Tory). 1791–1794 Envoy-Extraordinary to the court at Vienna and to Brussels (Austrian Netherlands). 1795–1798 Minister-Plenipotentiary at the Prussian court in Berlin, 1799–1803 ambassad…

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Graepler, Daniel, “Elgin, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00204>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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