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Brabazon, Reginald (12th Earl of Meath)

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Born: 1841 AD
Died: 1929 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Politician

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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.


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