George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
b.11 Jan 1859
d.20 Mar 1925
- George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston1859 - 1925
- H. George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston1859 - 1925
- W. Grace Duggan
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George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC (11 January 1859 – 20 March 1925), known as The Lord Curzon of Kedleston between 1898 and 1911 and as The Earl Curzon of Kedleston between 1911 and 1921, was a British Conservative statesman who was the Viceroy of India and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, but who was passed over as Prime Minister in 1923 in favour of Stanley Baldwin. He was a key figure in instituting the 1905 Partition of Bengal, which led to a major political crisis for the British Empire. He drew the Curzon Line in Eastern Europe. His character polarised opinion amongst his contemporaries, "sow[ing] gratitude and resentment along his path with equally lavish hands". He quarrelled endlessly and his arrogance and inflexibility made even more enemies. Critics have been negative in contrasting his enormous talents and energy on behalf of British imperialism with his mixed results and unrealized ambitions.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st and last Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
- ↑ MacColl, Gail, and Carol McD. Wallace. To Marry an English Lord. (New York: Workman Publishing, 1989).
He was intelligent and ambitious; three years after the marriage, he was appointed viceroy of India, a post he filled brilliantly.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess of Kedleston, in Find A Grave.
British Statesman. As Viceroy of India from 1898 to 1905, he initiated important currency, education and administrative reforms. During World War I he was a member of Lloyd George's cabinet, and from 1919 to 1924 he was Foreign Secretary. He is remembered as creator of the Kingdom of Jordan and the author of the books Russia in Central Asia (1889), Persia and the Persian Question (1892), Problems of the Far East (1894), The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus (1897), Tales of Travel (1923) and Travels with a Superior Person (1985). Find a Grave
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