David Urquhart

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Urquhart, David


Born 1805 in Braelangwell, Cromarty, Scotland; died May 16, 1877, in Naples. British political figure and diplomat.

Urquhart served as a diplomat in Turkey from 1831 to 1837. He published a series of journals in the 1830’s dealing with questions of foreign policy and diplomacy. From 1847 to 1852, Urquhart was a Tory member of the House of Commons. He continually attacked Russian foreign policy and accused Lord Palmerston and a number of other British state figures of plotting with Russia. Urquhart was the author of several works on Turkish history.

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