John Wodehouse Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: January 7, 1826 in Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Died: April 8, 1902 in London, England, United Kingdom
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John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (1826-1902), was appointed an Earl in 1866. After attending Eton and Christ Church, he graduated with a classics degree in 1847. He went on to work intermittently from 1852-1861 under Lord Aberdeen and Lord Palmerston as the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs. This professional experience gave him leverage towards various Foreign Affairs positions, including envoy to Russia (1856-1858), Under-Secretary of State for India (1864), and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1865-1866). In the latter office, he had to handle the newly-created organizations of Fenians, institutions that pushed for the creation of an independent Irish Republic. He was appointed the Chancellor of the University of London in 1899.

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