Morton Eden, 1st Baron Henley

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Morton Frederick Eden, 1st Baron Henley GCB, PC, FRS (8 July 1752 – 6 December 1830) was a British diplomat.

Eden was a younger son of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. From 1776–79, he was Minister to Bavaria, then to Copenhagen 1779–82, Dresden 1783–91, Berlin 1791–93 and Vienna 1793–94. From 1794–95, he was Ambassador to Spain and returned as Minister to Vienna in 1794 until 1799. He then retired with a pension of £2000

In 1799, Eden was created Baron Henley, after having been knighted in 1791 and admitted to the Privy Council in 1794. On 7 August 1783, he had married Lady Elizabeth Henley (the youngest daughter of the 1st Earl of Northington) and they had four children. Lord Henley died in 1830 and was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Robert.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Hugh Elliot
British Minister to Baveria
1776–1779
Succeeded by
Hon. John Trevor
Preceded by
Ralph Woodford
British Minister to Denmark
1779–1782
Succeeded by
Hugh Elliot
Preceded by
Sir John Stepney, Bt
British Minister to Saxony
1783–1791
Succeeded by
Hugh Elliot
Preceded by
Joseph Ewart
British Minister to Prussia
1791–1793
Succeeded by
The Lord Malmesbury
Preceded by
The Earl of Elgin
British Minister to Austria
1793–1794
Succeeded by
The Earl Spencer
Preceded by
The Lord St Helens
British Ambassador to Spain
1794–1795
Succeeded by
The Lord Cardiff
Preceded by
The Earl Spencer
British Minister to Austria
1794–1799
Succeeded by
The Lord Minto
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Henley
2nd creation
1799–1830
Succeeded by
Robert Henley