Lord Henry Spencer

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Lord Henry John Spencer (20 December 1770 – 3 July 1795) was a British diplomat and politician.

Spencer was the second son of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough and his wife, Caroline and was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1790, he was elected Member of Parliament for Woodstock and was briefly secretary to Lord Auckland, British Ambassador at The Hague that year. From 1790 to 1793, he was himself ambassador until transferring to Sweden in 1793. In 1795, he was transferred to Prussia but died of fever at Berlin on 3 July, aged twenty-four.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Henry Dashwood, Bt
and Francis Burton
Member of Parliament for Woodstock
with Sir Henry Dashwood, Bt

Succeeded by
Sir Henry Dashwood, Bt
and The Lord Lavinton
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
The Lord Auckland
British Minister to the Netherlands
Succeeded by
Hon. William Eliot
Preceded by
Robert Liston
British Minister to Sweden
Succeeded by
Daniel Hailes
Preceded by
The Lord Malmesbury
British Minister to Prussia
Succeeded by
The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine