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Lord Castlereagh.
Lord Castlereagh.
Engraved by G.S. Facius, from a drawing after a Bust by Jos.h Nollekens R.A.
London, Publish'd by R. Ackermann, Dec.r 17th 1814, at 101 Strand.
Stipple. 380 x 275mm (15 x 10¾"). Narrow margins,
Robert Stewart (1769-1822), 2nd Marquess of Londonberry and Viscount Castlereagh. As Chief Secretary of Ireland he was instrumental in putting down the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and helped secure the passage of the controversial Irish Act of Union of 1800. As Foreign Secretary from 1812 he was central to the management of the coalition that defeated Napoleon and was the principal British diplomat at the Congress of Vienna that reshaped Europe afterwards. Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonberry and Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822), both an Irish and British statesman. His career ended when he showed signs of paranoia, with claims he was being blackmailed for homosexuality. Now believed this was brought on by syphilitic meningitis. He cut his own throat with a letter-opener.
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