Vaytvort Charles (Whitworth)( British diplomat)
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Biography Vaytvort Charles (Whitworth)
grandson of Charles Vaytvorta (died 1725), was born in 1754, died in 1825, Mr.. Entering first in military service, he soon abandoned his military career and in 1776. was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary of Great Britain under the Polish yard. Two years later he was in the same rank he moved to St. Petersburg, where he stayed until 1800 g. Here he acquired a great influence on the Empress Catherine, but after her death was in a quandary. Paul I refused to approve a treaty concluded with England shortly before the death of Catherine. Dexterity and patience Vaytvortu managed to convince the emperor to return to the solution of the mother: in 1797, Mr.. Paul ratifikoval trade treaty with Britain. With the participation of Vaytvorta took a contract in which the emperor had promised to participate in the coalition against France. Vaytvort about this time was in such favor with Paul I, the latter petitioned by George III, on his award of peerages. The desire of the emperor was honored, but when the announcement that arrived in St Petersburg, the Tsar had already angered by the Vaytvorta and ordered him to leave the borders of Russia. In 1802. Vaytvort was appointed Ambassador to the First Consul and lived in Paris until May 1803, Mr.. But this mission had no success: Napoleon's reconciliation with England was impossible. Great impression was made, in due time, a rough reception accorded to Vaytvortom in March, 1803, Mr.. in the Tuileries, in the presence of all the ambassadors of Europe. Returning to England, Vaytvort few years almost no part in public affairs, and from 1813 to 1817 was the Viceroy of the Irish. Napoleon at St. Helena and Walter Scott spoke of him with great praise.