Morton Eden, 1st Baron Henley

British diplomat

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Baron Henley
Minister Plenipotentiary to Bavaria
In office
1776–1779
Envoy Extraordinary to Denmark
In office
1779–1783
Minister Plenipotentiary to Saxony
In office
1783–1791
Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia
In office
1791–1793
Ambassador to Austria
In office
1793–1794
Ambassador Extraordinary to Spain
In office
1794–1794
Envoy Extraordinary to Austria
In office
1794–1799
Personal details
Born 8 July 1752
West Auckland, County Durham
Died 6 December 1830 (aged 78)
Gumley Hall, Leicestershire
Resting place Watford, Northamptonshire
Spouse Lady Elizabeth Henley
Children 4
Alma mater Eton College
Christ Church, Oxford
Arms of the Baron Henley: Quarterly: 1st and 4th: Gules, on a chevron argent between three garbs or banded vert as many escallops sable (Eden); 2nd and 3rd: Azure, a lion rampant argent ducally crowned or a bordure of the second charged with eight torteaux (Henley).

Morton Frederick Eden, 1st Baron Henley GCB PC FRS (8 July 1752 – 6 December 1830), was a British diplomat.

Career[edit]

Eden was a younger son of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet, and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. From 1776 to 1779, he was Minister to Bavaria, then to Copenhagen 1779–1782, Dresden 1783–1791, Berlin 1791–1793 and Vienna 1793–1794. From 1794 to 1795, he was Ambassador to Spain, and returned as Minister to Vienna in 1794–1799. He then retired with a pension of £2000.[1]

In 1799, Eden was created Baron Henley, having been knighted in 1791 and admitted to the Privy Council in 1794. On 7 August 1783, he had married Lady Elizabeth Henley (the youngest daughter of the 1st Earl of Northington) and they had four children. Lord Henley died in 1830 and was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Robert.[1]

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by

British Minister to Bavaria
1776–1779
Succeeded by

Preceded by

British Minister to Denmark
1779–1782
Succeeded by

Preceded by

British Minister to Saxony
1783–1791
Succeeded by

Preceded by

British Minister to Prussia
1791–1793
Succeeded by

Preceded by

British Minister to Austria
1793–1794
Succeeded by

Preceded by

British Ambassador to Spain
1794–1795
Succeeded by

Preceded by

British Minister to Austria
1794–1799
Succeeded by

Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Henley
2nd creation
1799–1830
Succeeded by

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