Charles Murray Marling

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Sir Charles Murray Marling GCMG CB (3 December 1862 - 17 February 1933) was a British diplomat.[1]

Early life[edit]

Marling was born on 3 December 1862 in the village of King's Stanley near Stroud, Gloucestershire, the second son of Sir William Marling.[2] His brother was Percival Marling who was awarded the Victoria Cross..[2] He was educated at Wellington and Trinity College, Cambridge before joining the Diplomatic Service in 1888.[2]


On 8 March 1919 he was appointed as the minister to Denmark.[3][4] He was the British ambassador during the constitutional revolution in Iran in 1905-1907.

From 1921 he was based at the Hague from where he retired five years later, he was promoted to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George.[2]


Family life[edit]

Marling married Lucia Slade in 1909, they had two daughters and a son.[2] Lucia died in 1927 in a motoring accident at Deippe, France.[2] Marling died at his London home on 16 February 1933 aged 70.[2]


  1. ^ "Sir Charles Marling, Diplomat, Is Dead. Made Distinguished Record in Persia. Gave 40 Years to British Foreign Service". New York Times. February 17, 1933. Retrieved 2010-09-04. Sir Charles Murray Marling, diplomat with a distinguished record in the Near East, especially Persia, died tonight at the age of 70. His elder daughter. ... 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Sir Charles Marling". The Times. London. 17 February 1933. col 46371, p. 14. 
  3. ^ John Paxton (author) (1920). The Statesman's year-book. St. Martin's Press. Great Britain in Denmark. Envoy and Minister. — Sir Charles Murray Marling, KCMG, CB Appointed March 8, 1919 
  4. ^ "Sir Charles Marling Envoy To Denmark". Christian Science Monitor. March 11, 1919. Retrieved 2010-09-04. Sir Charles Murray Marling has been appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the King... 
  5. ^ "No. 28505". The London Gazette (Supplement). 19 June 1911. p. 4593.