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"Diplomats: Masters of Negotiation and Bridge Builders of Nations" From Eleanor Roosevelt to Sir Richard Francis Burton, from Lord Dufferin to Benjamin Franklin

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c

Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c
3545931 Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, c.1727-30 (oil on canvas) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737); 90x121 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), American Humanitarian, United Nations diplomat and wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
Photograph of Sir Richard Francis Burton, the English explorer, linguist and diplomat. A master of up to 30 languages, Burton made a pilgrimage to Mecca disguised as a Pathan in 1853

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Lord Dufferin, 8th Viceroy of India

Lord Dufferin, 8th Viceroy of India
Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (1826-1902), 8th Viceroy of India, 1884-1888. He previously served as Governor General of Canada

Background imageDiplomat Collection: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790). American printer, publisher, scientist, inventor

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790). American printer, publisher, scientist, inventor, statesman and diplomat. Oil on canvas, c1785, after Joseph Siffred Duplessis, first owned by Thomas Jefferson

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Russo-Japanese treaty at Portsmouth NH, 1905

Russo-Japanese treaty at Portsmouth NH, 1905
President Theodore Roosevelt presiding over the Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War, 1905. Hand-colored halftone illustration

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Frederick I Barbarossa Holy Roman Emperor

Frederick I Barbarossa Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick I Barbarossa (1122-1190), King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor. Born in Swabia in southern Germany, Frederick succeeded his father as Duke in 1147

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Lord Kitchener making a presentation to an Indian trooper

Lord Kitchener making a presentation to an Indian trooper
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, (1850 - 1916), a British Field Marshal, diplomat, and statesman, hands a colonial Indian cavalry soldier a medal

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer and scientist

Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer and scientist
Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanitarian, seen here at the time he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of the displaced victims of

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Alexandra kollontai, russian revolutionary, social theorist and stateswoman (1872-1952)

Alexandra kollontai, russian revolutionary, social theorist and stateswoman (1872-1952), kollontai in 1910

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Sir Henry Neville

Sir Henry Neville
SIR HENRY NEVILLE diplomat, Elizabeths ambassador to France in 1599

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Thomas Wyatt / Holbein

Thomas Wyatt / Holbein
sir THOMAS WYATT poet, statesman, courtier, diplomat

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Engraving

Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Engraving
Congress of Vienna. Conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Metternich (1814-1815). Colored Engraving

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Sir Peter Young

Sir Peter Young
SIR PETER YOUNG diplomat, and tutor to James I Date: 1544 - 1628

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Americans gaining French alliance in the Revolutionary War

Americans gaining French alliance in the Revolutionary War
American and French representatives signing a Treaty of Alliance at Paris, American Revolution. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Lord Kitchener reviewing Indian Troops - WWI

Lord Kitchener reviewing Indian Troops - WWI
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, (1850 - 1916), a British Field Marshal, diplomat and statesman, reviewing Indian troops - World War one era

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Man in the Iron Mask, playing the cello in prison

Man in the Iron Mask, playing the cello in prison
There are conflicting theories as to who this man was. One is that he was Count Ercole Antonio Mattioli (Matthioli or Marchioly, 1640-1703), an Italian diplomat, arrested as Eustache Dauger in 1669

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543)

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543)
The Ambassadors, 1533. Portrays Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve, the ambassadors of Francis I of France. National Gallery. London. England

Background imageDiplomat Collection: EXPL2A-00146

EXPL2A-00146
Marco Polo welcomed at the court of Kublai Khan in China, 1200s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDiplomat Collection: GUY JOHNSON (c1740-1788). American (Irish-born) military officer and diplomat

GUY JOHNSON (c1740-1788). American (Irish-born) military officer and diplomat. With the Mohawk chief Karonghyontye (a.k.a. Captain David Hill). Oil on canvas, 1776, by Benjamin West

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Richard von Kuhlmann signing Peace Treaty, Romania

Richard von Kuhlmann signing Peace Treaty, Romania
Richard von Kuhlmann (1873-1948), German Foreign Secretary, signing a Peace Treaty (known as the Treaty of Bucharest) with Romania in the Cotroceni Palace, near Bucharest

Background imageDiplomat Collection: PREV2A-00090

PREV2A-00090
Benjamin Franklin representing the American cause at Louis XVIs court. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century painting

Background imageDiplomat Collection: J R POINSETT 1779-1851

J R POINSETT 1779-1851
JOEL ROBERTS POINSETT American politician and diplomat, first U.S. Minister to Mexico (1825-29), bringing back the flower named for him

Background imageDiplomat Collection: SARAH JAY

SARAH JAY
SARAH VAN BRUGH JAY wife of American diplomat John Jay

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Ravoninahitriniarivo, Berlin, May 1883 (albumen print)

Ravoninahitriniarivo, Berlin, May 1883 (albumen print)
622833 Ravoninahitriniarivo, Berlin, May 1883 (albumen print) by Schaarwachter, Julius Cornelius (1847-1904); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ravoninahitriniarivo)

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Captain Richard Francis Burton

Captain Richard Francis Burton
2905711 Captain Richard Francis Burton by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Captain Richard Francis Burton)

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Prince Kinsky on Zoedone, 1911. Creator: Unknown

Prince Kinsky on Zoedone, 1911. Creator: Unknown
Prince Kinsky on Zoedone, 1911. Portrait of Karl, 8th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau (1858-1919). Kinsky was Austro-Hungarian attache to Britain

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Federal Republic of Germany joining the International Monetary Fund (IMF), 1952

Federal Republic of Germany joining the International Monetary Fund (IMF), 1952. Dr Hans Riesser of the German Diplomatic Mission in the US signs the document making West Germany the 53rd member of

Background imageDiplomat Collection: John Adams, President

John Adams, President
JOHN ADAMS Lawyer and diplomat, one of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence, Second President of the United States. Date: 1735 - 1826

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Sidney Poitier (born 1927) Bahamian-American actor, director, author and diplomat

Sidney Poitier (born 1927) Bahamian-American actor, director, author and diplomat

Background imageDiplomat Collection: George Lord Digby

George Lord Digby
GEORGE lord DIGBY statesman and diplomat, in exile during the Commonwealth. a catholic and an astrologer. with his autograph

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Sir William Waad

Sir William Waad
Sir WILLIAM WaD statesman, diplomat and scholar - with his autograph

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Frederick Dufferin Vf 70

Frederick Dufferin Vf 70
FREDERICK TEMPLE HAMILTON-TEMPLE BLACKWOOD 1st MARQUIS OF DUFFERIN & AVA British diplomat and administrator Date: 1826 - 1902

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Mark Sykes / Vfair 1912

Mark Sykes / Vfair 1912
SIR MARK SYKES 6th BARONET SYKES English diplomat and writer of travel books Date: 1879 - 1919

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Portrait of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba (1508 - 1582), 1549 (oil

Portrait of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba (1508 - 1582), 1549 (oil
XIR897946 Portrait of Fernando ulvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba (1508 - 1582), 1549 (oil on canvas) by Mor, Anthonis van Dashorst (Antonio Moro) (c.1519-1576/77)

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Leopold Joseph Count of Lamberg, 1695 (etching)

Leopold Joseph Count of Lamberg, 1695 (etching)
8914674 Leopold Joseph Count of Lamberg, 1695 (etching) by Heiss, Elias Christoph (1660-1731); Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria; (add.info.: Lamberg, Leopold Joseph Count of)

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Painting by Franz von Lenbach Fridtjof Nansen, 1900 (heliograph)

Painting by Franz von Lenbach Fridtjof Nansen, 1900 (heliograph)
8915103 Painting by Franz von Lenbach Fridtjof Nansen, 1900 (heliograph) by Lenbach, Franz Seraph von (1836-1904); Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria; (add.info.: Fridtjof Nansen)

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Pompero Neri, 1829 (engraving)

Pompero Neri, 1829 (engraving)
8914794 Pompero Neri, 1829 (engraving) by Sabatelli, Francesco (1803-1829); Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria; (add.info.: Neri, Pompero)

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Portrait of Ferry Carondelet with his Secretaries, 1510. Creator: Sebastiano del Piombo

Portrait of Ferry Carondelet with his Secretaries, 1510. Creator: Sebastiano del Piombo
Portrait of Ferry Carondelet with his Secretaries, 1510.

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Gen. Virbeck [i.e., Verbeck; Chandler Hale; Adm. Togo; [and] Gen. Grant, 1911

Gen. Virbeck [i.e., Verbeck; Chandler Hale; Adm. Togo; [and] Gen. Grant, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Gen. Virbeck [i.e., Verbeck; Chandler Hale; Adm. Togo; [and] Gen. Grant, 1911. Shows men on the Lusitania welcoming Japanese admiral Togo Heihachiro to New York City

Background imageDiplomat Collection: J.S. Sherman, Gov. Fort and Com'r van Sant review G.A.R. Parade- Atlantic City, 1910

J.S. Sherman, Gov. Fort and Com'r van Sant review G.A.R. Parade- Atlantic City, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
J.S. Sherman, Gov. Fort and Com'r van Sant review G.A.R. Parade- Atlantic City, 1910. The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R)

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Baron D'Estournelles De Constant and Seth Low, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Baron D'Estournelles De Constant and Seth Low, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Baron D'Estournelles De Constant and Seth Low, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Cornerstone laying 6/7/11; N.M. Butler; Seth Low, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Cornerstone laying 6/7/11; N.M. Butler; Seth Low, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Cornerstone laying 6/7/11; N.M. Butler; Seth Low, 1911. Shows Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947), president of Columbia University and Seth Low, former Columbia president and former Mayor of New York.

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Mrs. F.D. Grant; Mrs. Francis M. Gibson; Mrs. U.S. Grant III; Gen. F.D. Grant, 1911

Mrs. F.D. Grant; Mrs. Francis M. Gibson; Mrs. U.S. Grant III; Gen. F.D. Grant, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. F.D. Grant; Mrs. Francis M. Gibson; Mrs. U.S. Grant III; Gen. F.D. Grant, 1911. Shows General Frederick Dent Grant, commanding officer on Governors Island

Background imageDiplomat Collection: President Taft, Sec'y Knox at home of Ansley Wilcox, Buffalo, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

President Taft, Sec'y Knox at home of Ansley Wilcox, Buffalo, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
President Taft, Secretary Knox at home of Ansley Wilcox, Buffalo, 1910. Shows people including President Taft, United States Secretary of State Philander C

Background imageDiplomat Collection: C. Hardinge, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

C. Hardinge, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
C. Hardinge, 1911. Sir Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst (1858-1944), British diplomat, statesman and Viceroy of India from 1910 to 1916.

Background imageDiplomat Collection: John Bigelow, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

John Bigelow, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
John Bigelow, 1911.

Background imageDiplomat Collection: Gen. Dan. Sickles in wheelchair, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Gen. Dan. Sickles in wheelchair, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Gen. Dan. Sickles in wheelchair, 1912.



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"Diplomats: Masters of Negotiation and Bridge Builders of Nations" From Eleanor Roosevelt to Sir Richard Francis Burton, from Lord Dufferin to Benjamin Franklin, diplomats have played a pivotal role in shaping the course of history. These individuals, with their diverse backgrounds and remarkable accomplishments, exemplify the essence of diplomacy. Eleanor Roosevelt, known as the First Lady of the World, used her position to advocate for human rights on a global scale. Her tireless efforts paved the way for significant advancements in international relations. Sir Richard Francis Burton's adventurous spirit led him to explore uncharted territories and immerse himself in different cultures. As a diplomat, his experiences provided invaluable insights into foreign lands. Lord Dufferin's tenure as Viceroy of India showcased his diplomatic finesse in managing complex colonial relationships while promoting economic development and social reforms. Benjamin Franklin's multifaceted genius encompassed printing, publishing, science, invention, statesmanship - and diplomacy. His contributions during America's formative years laid the foundation for its future as a respected nation. Frederick I Barbarossa Holy Roman Emperor utilized diplomacy alongside military might during his reign. He sought alliances across Europe to consolidate power and maintain stability within his empire. In an era when imperialism prevailed, Lord Kitchener recognized the importance of cultural understanding by making presentations to Indian troopers. This gesture fostered mutual respect between nations amidst turbulent times. Sir Henry Neville's diplomatic skills were put to test during England's political intrigues. His ability to navigate treacherous waters ensured stability within Elizabethan society. Thomas Wyatt/Holbein epitomized Renaissance diplomacy through poetry that transcended borders. His words served as bridges between nations despite political tensions. Fridtjof Nansen combined exploration with scientific research while advocating for humanitarian causes. As a diplomat representing Norway internationally, he worked tirelessly towards peace-building efforts post-World War I.