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Brabazon, Reginald

Born: 1841 AD
Died: 1929 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Politician

1841 – Born on the 31st of July in London. He was a British politician and philanthropist.

1863 – He was educated at Eton College and joined the Foreign Office as a clerk, and later became a diplomat.

1868 – He married Lady Mary Jane Maitland, daughter of the Earl of Lauderdale.

1873 – On the insistence of his in-laws, Brabazon refused to accept a posting to Athens (which they considered too remote).

1877 – He was effectively suspended without pay, finally resigning from the Diplomatic Service.

1887 – In May, Brabazon succeeded his father as 12th Earl of Meath.

1902 – Lord Meath was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick.

1916 – Lord Meath was also a prominent Conservative politician in the House of Lords and an ardent imperialist, and was responsible for the introduction of Empire Day, which was officially recognised by the British Government.

       – He was a member of the London County Council, the Privy Council of Ireland and the Senate of Southern Ireland.

       – He was also Chief Scout Commissioner for Ireland.

1920 – A Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the civilian war honours.

1923 – A Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) in the Birthday Honours.

1929 – He died on the 11th of October in London.