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Grey, Edward

Born: 1862 AD
Died: 1933 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Diplomat

1862 – Born on April 25th in London. British statesman whose 11 years as British foreign secretary, the longest uninterrupted tenure of that office in history.

1882 – He succeeded to his grandfather’s baronetcy and estate.

1885-1916 – He was created a viscount, he sat in the House of Commons.

1905 – Grey began his service as foreign secretary, under the new Liberal prime minister, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.

1915 – He was responsible for the secret Treaty of London, by which Italy joined Great Britain and her allies, and tried to solicit United States support for the Allied cause.

1916 – Grey retired from office along with Asquith, and he was awarded a viscountcy.

1919 – He was sent on a special mission to the United States in a futile attempt to secure United States entry into the League of Nations.

1923–1924 – He led the Liberal opposition in the House of Lords, despite of increasing blindness.

1925 – His memoirs, Twenty-five Years, 1892–1916, appeared.
1933 – Died on September 7th in Fallodon, near Embleton, Northumberland, England.