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Earl Henry Wellesley Cowley

Earl Cowley entered the British diplomatic service in 1824, but only received his first important mission in 1848, when we was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Cantons. In June 1851, he was transferred to the German Confederation, where he held the position of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. He only held this position for a short time, as he was transferred again to Paris in 1852, in order to become the British Ambassador in Paris. During his time in France, Cowley’s diplomatic negotiations were of utmost importance to both France and the United Kingdom, as he mediated between the two countries during the eastern complications preceding and following the Crimean War.

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