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John Bowring
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Born in Exeter, Devon
Born on 17th of October 1792
Died on 23rd of November 1872

Born 1792. Died 1872 - British diplomat, knowledge of 200 languages.


Had knowledge of 200 languages. Became first editor of radical Westminster Review. Prepared government reports on commerce of Switzerland, Italy, Egypt, Syria and Germany. Knighted in 1854 and made Governor of Hong Kong. Signed commercial treaty with Siam Published his autobiography in 1877.

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