Embassy of Germany, London

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Embassy of Germany in London
Embassy of Germany in London 2.jpg
Coordinates 51°29′54″N 0°09′15″W / 51.49825°N 0.15425°W / 51.49825; -0.15425Coordinates: 51°29′54″N 0°09′15″W / 51.49825°N 0.15425°W / 51.49825; -0.15425
Location Belgravia, London
Address 23 Belgrave Square/Chesham Place, London, SW1X 8PZ
Ambassador Peter Ammon

The Embassy of Germany in London is the diplomatic mission of Germany in the United Kingdom.[1]

The embassy is located at Belgrave Square, in Belgravia.[2] It occupies three of the original terraced houses in Belgrave Square and a late 20th-century extension.

History[edit]

The German Embassy, c. 1930

The Prussian Consul-General was housed at 9 Carlton House Terrace in the so-called Prussia House. After World War II Prussia House was requisitioned as enemy property and the Federal Republic of Germany moved its consulate and diplomatic operations to Belgrave Square, still operating as a Consulate General. The Consulate became a fully functional Embassy in June 1951, the FRG leasing the building for 99 years in 1953.

In the 1970s, office space in the embassy was tight so an extension was erected at Chesham Place, inaugurated in 1978. It won the Westminster City Council prize for architecture.

In 1990, after German reunification, the East German embassy building at 34 Belgrave Square became part of the German embassy.

Envoys of the German states[edit]

Prior to 1806 part of the Holy Roman Empire. 1815-1866 members of the German Confederation

Saxony[edit]

Hanover[edit]

Holstein-Gottorp[edit]

Electorate of the Palatinate[edit]

Trier[edit]

Bavaria [3] [4][edit]

1692: Opening of diplomatic mission

  • 17??–1739: Johann Franz von Haslang
  • 1739–1783: Joseph Franz Xaver von Haslang (ca. 1700–1783)
  • 1783–1803: Siegmund von Haslang (1740–1803)
  • 1800–1801: Franz Gabriel von Bray (1765–1832)

1804–1814: Interruption of diplomatic relations, due to alliance with France during Napoleonic Wars

  • 1814–1822: Christian Hubert Pfeffel von Kriegelstein (1765–1834)
  • 1822–1833: August Baron de Cetto (1794–1879)
  • 1833–1835: Franz Oliver von Jenison-Walworth (1787–1867)
  • 1835–1867: August Baron de Cetto (1794–1879)
  • 1868–1871: Ferdinand von Hompesch-Bollheim (1824–1913)

1871: Closure of Legation

Brandenburg-Prussia[5][edit]

  • 1604 Hans von Bodeck (1582–1658)
  • 1651–1655:
  • 1655–16??: Johann Friedrich Schlezer (1610–1673)
  • 1671–1675: Lorenz Georg von Krockow (1638–1702)
  • 1675–1678: Otto von Schwerin (1645–1705)
  • 1678–1682:
  • 1682–1685: Pierre de Falaiseau (1649–1726)
  • 1685–1686: Johann von Besser (1654–1729)
  • 16??–16??: Wolfgang von Schmettau (1648–1711)
  • 16??–1688: Samuel von Schmettau (1657–1709)
  • 1688–1697: Thomas Ernst von Danckelmann[1] (1638–1709)
  • 1697–1698: Friedrich Bogislaw Dobrženský von Dobrženitz (k.A.)
  • 1698–1699: Christoph I. zu Dohna-Schlodien (1665–1733)
  • 1700–1700: David Ancillon the Younger (1670–1723)

Envoys Extraordinary of Prussia[5][edit]

  • 1707–1710: Ezechiel von Spanheim (1629–1710)]
  • 1711–1712: Johann August Marschall von Bieberstein (1672–1736)
  • 1712–1719: Louis Frederick Bonet (1670–1761)
  • 1719–1726: Johann Christoph Julius Ernst von Wallenrodt (1670–1727)
  • 1726–1730: Benjamin Friedrich von Reichenbach (1697–1750)[5]
  • 1730–1733: Christoph Martin von Degenfeld-Schonburg (1689–1762)[6]
  • 1733–1737: Caspar Wilhelm von Borcke (1704–1747)
  • 1737–1742:
  • 1742–1744: Count Karl-Wilhelm Finck von Finckenstein (1714–1800)
  • 1744–1748:
  • 1748–1750: Joachim Wilhelm von Klinggräff (1692–1757)[5]
  • 1750–1758: Abraham Louis Michell, Geschäftsträger (1712–1782)
  • 1758–1760: Dodo Heinrich zu Innhausen und Knyphausen (1729–1789)[5]
  • 1760–1764: Abraham Louis Michell (1712–1782)
  • 1773–17??: Joachim Carl von Maltzan (1733–1817)
  • 1780–1788: Spiridion von Lusi (1741–1815)
  • 1788–1790: Philipp Karl von Alvensleben (1745–1802)[5]
  • 1790–1792: Sigismund Ehrenreich Johann von Redern (1761–1841)
  • 1792–1807: Constans Philipp Wilhelm von Jacobi-Klöst (1745–1817)[5]
  • 1807–1815:
  • 1815–1817: Constans Philipp Wilhelm von Jacobi-Klöst (1745–1817)
  • 1817–1818: Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835)
  • 1818–1821: vacant
  • 1821–1824: Heinrich von Werther (1772–1859)
  • 1824–1827: Bogislaw von Maltzan (1793–1833)
  • 1827–1841: Heinrich von Bülow (1791–1845)
  • 1841–1854: Christian Charles Josias Bunsen (1791–1860)
  • 1854–1861: Albrecht von Bernstorff (1809–1873)
  • 1861–1862: vacant
  • 1862–1873: Albrecht von Bernstorff (1809–1873)

Ambassadors of Germany[edit]

North German Confederation (1867-1871)[edit]

German Empire (1871-1918)[edit]

  1. Albrecht von Bernstorff (1871–1873)
  2. Georg Herbert zu Münster (1873–1885)
  3. Paul von Hatzfeldt (1885–1901)
  4. Paul Wolff Metternich (1901–1912)
  5. Adolf Marschall von Bieberstein (1912)
  6. Karl Max, Prince Lichnowsky (1912–1914)

diplomatic relations disrupted due to World War I

Weimar Republic (1919-1933)[edit]

  1. Friedrich Sthamer (1920–1930) (chargé d'affaires from 1919)
  2. Konstantin von Neurath (1930–1932)
  3. Leopold von Hoesch (1932–1933)

Third Reich (1933-1945)[edit]

  1. Leopold von Hoesch (1933–1936)
  2. Joachim von Ribbentrop (1936-March 12, 1938)
  3. Herbert von Dirksen (1938–1939)

diplomatic relations disrupted due to World War II

German Democratic Republic (1949-1990)[edit]

  • 1959 Kurt Wolf 1963
  • 1963 Jost Prescher 1965 (*22. März 1930; † 31. Mai 2000) Representative at the Chamber of Commerce
  • 1965 Erich Rennstein 1967
  • 1967 Dieter Butters 1971
  • 1971 Erich Albrecht
  • 1971 Karl Heinz Kern 1980 (*1930)
  • 1984 Gerhard Lindner (*1930)
  • 1989 Joachim Mitdank 1990

Federal Republic of Germany (since 1949)[edit]

  1. Hans Schlange-Schöningen (1950–1955)
  2. Hans Heinrich Herwarth von Bittenfeld (1955–1961)
  3. Hasso von Etzdorf (1961–1965)
  4. Herbert Blankenhorn (1965–1970)
  5. Karl-Günther von Hase (1970–1977)
  6. Hans Helmut Ruethe (1977–1980)
  7. Jürgen Ruhfus (1980–1983)
  8. Rüdiger von Wechmar (1985–1989)
  9. Hermann von Richthofen (1989–1993)
  10. Peter Hartmann (1993–1995)
  11. Jürgen Oesterhelt (1995–1997)
  12. Gebhardt von Moltke (1997–1999)
  13. Hans-Friedrich von Ploetz (1999–2002)
  14. Thomas Matussek (2002–2006)
  15. Wolfgang Ischinger (2006–2008)
  16. Georg Boomgaarden (2008–2014)
  17. Peter Ammon (2014-Present)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 14 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-11. 
  2. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 14 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-11. 
  3. ^ K. G. Saur: Große Bayerische Biographische Enzyklopädie. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2005 (online)
  4. ^ Tobias C. Bringmann: Handbuch der Diplomatie, 1815-1963: Auswärtige Missionschefs in Deutschland und Deutsche Missionschefs im Ausland von Metternich bis Adenauer. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2001, S. 40.
  5. ^ a b German Wikipedia article: Liste der preußischen Gesandten im Vereinigten Königreich

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