Sir Gore Ouseley

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Ouseley, Sir Gore, Bart., diplomatist, was born in Limerick, 24th June 1770. Early in 1787 he visited the United States, and proceeded thence to China and the East Indies, where his amiable manners, abilities, and accomplishments secured him a situation and rapid advancement. He was created a baronet in 1808. In 1810 he was sent as Ambassador Extraordinary to Persia. At Shiraz, in 1811-'12, he protected Henry Martyn, the missionary, who had gone to Persia to revise and complete his Persian translation of the New Testament. He was decorated by the Emperor of Russia in 1819, for his successful efforts to prevent war between Persia and Russia. Sir Gore was a member of the Royal Society and other learned and scientific bodies. He died at Beaconsfield, near London, 18th November 1844, aged 74.

Sources

7. Annual Register. London, 1756-1877.

39. Biographical Dictionary, Imperial: Edited by John F. Waller. 3 vols. London, N.D.

54. Burke, Sir Bernard: Peerage and Baronetage.

274a. Ouseley, Gideon, Memoirs. London, 1876.

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