Melchior Guy Dickens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lieutenant-Colonel Melchior Guy Dickens (bapt. 18 February 1696 – died 1775) was a British diplomat, minister to Prussia and Sweden and ambassador to Russia.[1]

Melchior Guy Dickens was educated at Westminster School.[2] From 1724 to 1730 he was Secretary at the British embassy to Prussia at Berlin;[3] officially appointed Secretary to the Prussian Court in 1730,[4] he seems to have acted as chargé d'affaires there until 1740.[3] In August 1732 he was briefly at Hanover.[5] In 1740 he was promoted to be minister. He left Prussia in May 1741.[3] In June 1742 he arrived in Stockholm as Minister to the Swedish Court.[6] In 1749 he became ambassador to Russia.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gale (1932), "Colonel Melchior Guy Dickens", Notes and Queries, 162: 75–77 
  2. ^ The record of old Westminsters, p. 266
  3. ^ a b c Ragnhild Marie Hatton et al., eds., Royal and republican sovereignty in early modern Europe, p. 505
  4. ^ London Gazette, 6910, 18 August 1730
  5. ^ London Gazette, 7117, 12 August 1732
  6. ^ London Gazette, 8131, 26 June 1742
  7. ^ London Gazette, 8867, 15 July 1749; 8924, 30 January 1749

External links[edit]