Hamilton, William, Sir, 1730-1803

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Dates:
Birth 1730-12-13
Death 1803-04-06
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English

Biographical notes:

Sir William Hamilton was a British diplomat, ambassador to Naples (1764-1800), and an archaeologist. His wife, Emma, was the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Hamilton acquired a collection of antiquities from Pompeii, which he sold to the British Museum in 1772, thereby stimulating wide interest in the art and culture of classical civilizations. He published several works based on archaeological pursuits, including Antiquités étrusques, greques et romains (1766-67) and Mount Vesuvius (1772).

From the description of Letters, memoranda, and drawings concerning Pompei and recent eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius and Etna, 1760-1799. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79482664

Epithet: diplomatist and archaeologist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000750.0x0000d6

Sir William Hamilton was a British diplomat, ambassador to Naples (1764-1800), and an archaeologist. His wife, Emma, was the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson . Hamilton acquired a collection of antiquities from Pompeii, which he sold to the British Museum in 1772, thereby stimulating wide interest in the art and culture of classical civilizations. He published several works based on archaeological pursuits, including Antiquités étrusques, greques et romains (1766-67) and Mount Vesuvius (1772).

From the guide to the Letters, memoranda, and drawings concerning Pompei and recent eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius and Etna, 1760-1799., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English diplomat and archaeologist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Naples, to Mr. Leigh, 1769 Oct. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270879315

English ambassador to Naples.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Naples, to M. Piranese, 1767 Oct. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270502423

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Subjects:

  • Volcanoes
  • Temples

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Berlin, Germany (as recorded)
  • Woodstock, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Manchester, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Italy--Pompeii (Extinct city) (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)
  • Vesuvius (Italy) (as recorded)
  • Etna, Mount (Italy) (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)