Person:George Curzon (1)

George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
d.20 Mar 1925
  1. George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston1859 - 1925
  • HGeorge Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston1859 - 1925
  • WMary Victoria Leiter1870 - 1906
m. 22 Apr 1895
  1. Irene Curzon, 2nd Baroness Ravensdale1896 - 1966
  2. Lady Cynthia Curzon1898 - 1933
  3. Lady Alexandra Curzon1904 - 1995
  • HGeorge Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston1859 - 1925
  • WGrace Duggan
Facts and Events
Name[3] George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] 11 Jan 1859 Kedleston, Derbyshire, EnglandKedleston Hall
Marriage 22 Apr 1895 Washington, DC(his 1st wife)
to Mary Victoria Leiter
Marriage (his 2nd wife)
to Grace Duggan
Death[1][4] 20 Mar 1925
Burial[4] All Saints Churchyard, Kedleston, Derbyshire, England
Reference Number? Q271878?

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George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, (11 January 1859–20 March 1925), who was styled as Lord Curzon of Kedleston between 1898 and 1911, and as Earl Curzon of Kedleston between 1911 and 1921, and was known commonly as Lord Curzon, was a British Conservative statesman, who served as Viceroy of India, from 1899 to 1905, during which time he created the territory of Eastern Bengal and Assam, and as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, from 1919 to 1924.

Despite his illustrious success as both Viceroy and Foreign Secretary, especially at the recent Conference of Lausanne, in 1923 Curzon was denied the office of Prime Minister in favour of Stanley Baldwin. This was partly because Curzon was a member of the House of Lords and because Lord Davidson—to whom Baldwin was loyal—and Sir Charles Waterhouse falsely claimed to Lord Stamfordham that the resigned Prime Minister Bonar Law had recommended that George V appoint Baldwin, not Curzon, as his successor.

Curzon's character polarised opinion amongst his contemporaries: Winston Churchill said that Curzon "sow[ed] gratitude and resentment along his path with equally lavish hands". He quarreled continually, and his arrogance and inflexibility provoked the enmity of some in government. His biographers unanimously contend that the extent of his efforts for the British Empire was unrecompensed by the polity subsequent to his retirement from the office of Viceroy of India. Leonard Mosley described him as 'a devoted and indefatigable public servant, dedicated to the idea of Empire'.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   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.
  3. 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. 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