Lord Odo William Leopold Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill, GCB, GCMG, PC

Lord Odo William Leopold Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill, GCB, GCMG, PC

Male 1829 - 1884

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  • Name  Lord Odo William Leopold Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill, GCB, GCMG, PC 
    Title  Lord 
    Suffix  1st Baron Ampthill, GCB, GCMG, PC 
    Born  20 Sep 1829  Florence, Tuscany, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  1839 
    Under the direction of his mother he was largely educated at home with his elder brother.  
    Occupation  1871 
    A successful diplomatic career including lengthy spells in Vienna and Rome, and his personal success with Otto von Bismarck, led to his appointment at Berlin as the first British Ambassador to the German Empire. 
    Event  1872 
    He was appointed to the Privy Council; then made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, 1874; Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael & St George, 1879; and raised to the peerage as Baron Ampthill, of Ampthill in the County of Bedford, 1881.  
    Death  1884 
    Died of peritonitis at his summer villa in Potsdam. 
    Died  25 Aug 1884  Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  3 Sep 1884  Chenies, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5236  Fidgen
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2014 

    Father  George William Russell,   b. 8 May 1790,   d. 16 Jul 1846 
    Mother  Elizabeth Anne Rawdon 
    Family ID  F1977  Group Sheet

    Family  Emily Theresa Villiers,   b. 9 Sep 1843, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1927, Ampthill, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 May 1868  Watford, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Arthur Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill, GCSI, GCIE, DL, JP,   b. 19 Feb 1869, Palazzo Chigi, Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1935, Chenies, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F1973  Group Sheet

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