Anthony Chaplin, 3rd Viscount Chaplin

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Anthony Freskyn Charles Hamby Chaplin, 3rd Viscount Chaplin (14 December 1906 – 18 December 1981) was the third Viscount Chaplin and an amateur zoologist and musician.

Born in 1906, he was the son of Eric Chaplin, 2nd Viscount Chaplin and late Hon. Gwladys Alice Gertrude Wilson, daughter of Charles Henry Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme. He was educated at Radley College.

In 1933, he married Alvilde, only daughter of Sir Tom Bridges; they had one daughter, Clarissa Oenone. In 1935 and 1936, he went on a zoological expedition to New Guinea. He studied musical composition in Paris with Nadia Boulanger between 1936 and 1939. During the Second World War, he served as an Officer in the Royal Air Force (1940-1946), achieving the rank of Flight Lieutenant. In 1949 he succeeded his father as 3rd Viscount Chaplin. His marriage to Alvilde was dissolved in 1951, and in the same year he married Rosemary (1922-2003), daughter of Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos. They had two daughters, Miranda Amadea b.1956 and Christina Susanna b.1958. He was a member of the council of the Zoological Society of London and its secretary 1952–1955. Upon his death in 1981, the Viscountcy became extinct.[1]

Preceded by
Sheffield Airey Neave
Secretary of the Zoological Society of London
Succeeded by
Solly Zuckerman


  1. ^ Hammond, Peter W., ed. (1988). The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV. Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K: Sutton Publishing. p. 672. 

External links[edit]

  • ‘CHAPLIN’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 21 May 2011