Sächs. wirkl. Geh. Rath, Kammerherr und Gesandter zu London. Ritter des weissen Adler Ordens. Verschied. Konigl. Academ. und gelehrt. Gesellsch. Mitglief. Geboren zu Dresden d.20 Decbr: 1736.
Stipple. Plate 140 x 85mm. 5½ x 3¼".
Hans Moritz Graf von Brühl (1736-1809), the German diplomat and astronomer, and resident for much of his life in London. In 1764 he was appointed ambassador extraordinary to the court of St James's. During his time in London he promoted astronomy and was intimate with William Herschel, and transmitted news of discoveries abroad through Johann Elert Bode's "Jahrbuch". From 1788 he belonged to the Saxon privy council, and was a knight of the White Eagle.
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