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Authorised form of nameHobart; John (1723 - 1793); 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire
SurnameHobart
ForenamesJohn
Dates1723 - 1793
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Greenwich, London, England (17 August 1723)
Death:
Blickling Hall, Norfolk (03 September 1793)
ActivityProfession:
Courtier
Education:
Westminster School; Christ's College, Cambridge (matriculated 1740)
Career:
Deputy Lieutenant for Norfolk (1745); MP for Norwich (1747-1756); Comptroller of the Household (1755); Privy Councillor (1756); Lord of the Bedchamber (1756); Ambassador to Russia (1762-1765); Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1776-1780)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/02/1785
RelationshipsSucceeded his father as 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire (1756); father-in-law of Henry Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh and later 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (FRS 1802)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn
Notes:
Signed as 'Buckingham' (1756-1784) until creation of Marquessate of Buckingham
Royal Society codeNA3231
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/10/40Letter, 'Account of a meteor' from John Hobart, Earl of Buckinghamshire to William Musgrave3 January 1793
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