François van der Delft
François van der Delft (c. 1500 – 14 June 1550), was Imperial ambassador to the court of Henry VIII of England from 1545 to 1550. Van der Delft came to England in 1545 to represent Cha...
Abdallah ben Aisha
Abdallah ben Aisha, also Abdellah bin Aicha, was a Moroccan Admiral and ambassador to France and England in the 17th century. Abdallah departed for France on 11 November 1698 in order to negotiate a t...
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Guerau de Espés
Guerau de Espés del Valle (Lérida, 1524–1572) was a Spanish nobleman and diplomat. He served as Philip II of Spain's ambassador to Elizabeth I of England from 1568 to 1571 during one of the tensest mo...
Edward Bruce, 1st Lord Kinloss
Edward Bruce, 1st Lord Kinloss PC (1548 – 14 January 1611) was a Scottish lawyer and judge.Kinloss was the second son of Edward Bruce of Blairhall and Alison Reid. He served as a Lord of Session from ...
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Jean Scheyfve
Jean or Jehan Scheyfve, (c.1515-13 July 1581), Seigneur de Rode-Saint-Agathe, was the ambassador of the Holy Roman Empire to England from May 1550 to October 1553.Jean was the son of Jean Scheyfve and...
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (poet and diplomat)
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza y Pacheco ([ˈdjeɣo urˈtaðo ðe menˈdoθa]; 1503 – 14 August 1575), Spanish novelist, poet, diplomat and historian, governor of Granada, was born in that city in 1503. He w...
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Aymar Chaste
Aymar de Chaste (1514-1603) was a Catholic, French admiral during the Franco-Spanish Wars between 1582 and 1598.A gentleman of the King's Chamber, François Aymar (or Aimar) de Cleremont de Chaste ser...
George Seton, 1st Lord Seton
George Seton, 1st Lord Seton, of Seton, East Lothian, (c. 1415 – 1478) was a Lord of Parliament, Lord Auditor, and a Scottish ambassador.
George was the son and heir of Sir William Seton of ...
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Pedro de Ayala
Don Pedro de Ayala (died 31 January 1513) was a 16th-century Spanish diplomat employed by Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile at the courts of James IV of Scotland and Henry VII of Englan...
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Michel de Castelnau
Michel de Castelnau, Sieur de la Mauvissière (c. 1520–1592), French soldier and diplomat, ambassador to Queen Elizabeth.
He was born in La Mauvissière (now part of Neuvy-le-Roi, Indre-et-Loire), T...
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Luis González-Bravo y López de Arjona
Luis González Bravo y López de Arjona (Cádiz, Spain, 8 July 1811 – Biarritz, France, 1 September 1871) was a Spanish politician, diplomat, intellectual, speaker, author, philanthropist and journ...
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Diego Guzmán de Silva
Diego Guzmán de Silva (Ciudad Rodrigo, c. 1520 - Venice, 1577) was a Spanish canon and diplomat. He served as ambassador to England (then under Elizabeth I), the Republic of Genoa and the Republic of ...
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Simon Renard
Simon Renard, Sieur of Bermont and Lieutenant of Aumont or Amont, (1513, 8 August 1573) was an advisor of the Emperor Charles V and his son Philip II of Spain, overlords of the County of Burgundy and ...
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Henry Olisleger
Dr. Henry Olisleger was Vice Chancellor of the Duchy of Cleves.He negotiated the marriage of Lady Anne of Cleves, the Duke's sister, to King Henry VIII of England. Olisleger became the Cleves ambassad...
Robert Cockburn
Robert Cockburn (died 1526) was a 16th-century Scottish diplomat and cleric.Robert Cockburn was the third son of William Cockburn of Skirling and Cessford and Marion daughter of Lord Crichton of Sanqu...
Jean de Dinteville
Jean de Dinteville (1504–1555) was a French diplomat. He is the left-hand figure in Holbein's 1533 painting The Ambassadors, painted whilst he was French ambassador to London, and which he presumably ...
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Louis of Praet
Louis of Praet, Louis of Flanders, Lord of Praet, or locally Lodewijk van Praet (1488, Bruges – 7 October 1555) was a nobleman from the Low Countries and an important diplomat and statesman under the ...
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Mohammed ben Hadou
Mohammed ben Hadou, also Mohammad bin Hadou, Mohammad bin Hadu or Muhammad ben Haddu al'Attar, was a Moroccan ambassador sent to the English court of Charles II by Muley Ismail in 1681-82. According t...
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Daniele Barbaro
Daniele Matteo Alvise Barbaro (also Barbarus) (8 February 1513 – 13 April 1570) was an Italian translator of, and commentator on, Vitruvius. He also had a significant ecclesiastical career, reaching t...
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Thomas Somerville, 1st Lord Somerville
Thomas Somerville, 1st Lord Somerville, (d. 1434), was a Lord of the Parliament of Scotland.In 1423 Thomas Somerville, as Lord of Carnwath came to London as an ambassador to treat for the release of J...
Pompone de Bellièvre
Pompone de Bellièvre (1606–1657) was a French magistrate, ambassador and statesman, ending his career as first president of the Parlement of Paris, from 1653 to 1657.
Bellièvre was the son, ...
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Catherine of Aragon
Catherine of Aragon (Castilian: Catalina; 16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536) was Queen of England from 1509 until 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII; she was previously Princess of Wales a...
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Louis de Perreau, Sieur de Castillon
Louis de Perreau, Sieur de Castillon was the French ambassador to England during the reign of Henry VIII. He served at the English court from November 1537 to December 1538 and was replaced by Charles...
Antoine, 1st comte de Noailles
Antoine, 1st comte de Noailles (1504–1562) became admiral of France, and was ambassador in England during three important years, 1553–1556, maintaining a gallant but unsuccessful rivalry with the Span...
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