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Authorised form of nameWall; Richard (1694 - 1778)
SurnameWall
ForenamesRichard
Dates1694 - 1778
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Coolnamuck, County Waterford, Ireland (1694)
Death:
1778
ActivityProfession:
Diplomat
Career:
Volunteer in the Spanish fleet which was defeated by George Byng, Admiral Torrington (1718); Captain of Dragoons (1727); Secretary to the Duke of Liria, who was Spanish Ambassador at St Petersburg; rejoined the Spanish army; peace negotiator in Aix-la-Chapelle and London (1747); appointed to the Spanish Embassy, London (1748-1752); Lieutenant General (1752); Secretary of State (1754); resigned and received a pension of 100,000 crowns (1764); restored the Alhambra
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
31/05/1753
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA2402
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/2/467Paper, 'Of an insect found in a block of marble' by Richard Wall1753
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