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Authorised form of nameHoward; Lord; Thomas (c1655 - 1689); courtier and diplomat
Datesc1655 - 1689
NationalityBritish
Date of birthc. 1655
Date of death9 November 1689
OccupationCourtier; Diplomat
ActivityEducation:
Magdalen College, Oxford (MA 1668)
Career:
Master of the Robes to James II (1687-1688); Ambassador to Rome; shipwrecked on his passage from Ireland to Brest, France, and drowned
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/11/1672
ProposerJohn Wilkins
RelationshipsParents: Henry Howard (FRS 1666), 6th Duke of Norfolk, and Lady Anne Somerset
Siblings: Henry Howard, 7th Duke of Norfolk (FRS 1672)
Married: Mary Elizabeth Savile
Children: six, including Thomas Howard, 8th Duke of Norfolk; Edward Howard, 9th Duke of Norfolk
General contextHoward was not particularly active in the Royal Society's work. Unfortunately, not much is known about his life. His son succeeded his brother as Duke of Norfolk.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Hunter; Foster; Evelyn
Royal Society codeNA439
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002275Howard, Lord Thomas1744
L&P/1/195Letter, 'Of certain worms whose parts live after having been cut asunder' from Thomas Lord to William Folkes1 June 1743
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