Hussey Vivian, 3rd Baron Vivian

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Hussey Crespigny Vivian, 3rd Baron Vivian

Hussey Crespigny Vivian, 3rd Baron Vivian, GCMG, CB, DL, FRGS (19 June 1834 – 21 October 1893) was a British diplomat.

Born at Connaught Place, London, Vivian was the eldest son of Charles Vivian, 2nd Baron Vivian and was educated at Eton College. In 1851, he became a clerk in the Foreign Office, later travelling to Paris with George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon in 1856 for the signing of the Treaty of Paris and with John Campbell, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane to Berlin in 1861, to invest William I of Prussia with the Order of the Garter. In 1864, he was sent to Athens with a draft treaty for the transfer of the Ionian Islands to Greece and became a senior clerk in the Foreign Office in 1869.

In 1873, Vivian was sent to Alexandria as Consul-General, transferred to Bucharest a year later and returned to Alexandria in 1876, where he was appointed a CB. He was sent to Bern as Minister Resident in 1879[1] and was promoted to Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation in 1881.[2] Few months later, he was transferred to Copenhagen and in 1884 to Brussels, where was appointed a KCMG. Succeeding to his father's title in 1886, he was later promoted to GCMG for his services to the slave trade conference in Brussels in 1889. His final and highest position was to Rome in 1892, where he remained until he died from pneumonia in 1893. The Prince of Naples was present at his funeral.

Family[edit]

On 8 June 1876, Vivian married Louisa Duff and they had five children, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24772. p. 5977. 17 October 1879. Retrieved 11 July 2009.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24953. p. 1306. 22 March 1881. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
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Consul-General to Egypt
1873 – 1874
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John Green
Consul-General to Wallachia and Moldavia
1874 – 1876
Succeeded by
Charles Mansfield
Preceded by
Edward Stanton
Consul-General to Egypt
1876 – 1879
Succeeded by
Edward Malet
Preceded by
Sir Horace Rumbold, 8th Bt
Resident Minister to the Swiss Confederation
1879 – 1881
Succeeded by
Himself
Preceded by
Himself
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
to the Swiss Confederation

Mar – Jul 1881
Succeeded by
Francis Ottiwell Adams
Preceded by
Hugh MacDonell
Ambassador to Denmark
1881 – 1884
Succeeded by
Sir Edmund Monson, 1st Baronet
Preceded by
Edward Malet
Minister to Belgium
1884 – 1892
Succeeded by
Sir Edmund Monson, 1st Baronet
Preceded by
The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava
Ambassador to Italy
1892 – 1893
Succeeded by
Sir Clare Ford
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Vivian
Baron Vivian
1886 – 1893
Succeeded by
George Vivian