politician, earl, one of the members of the branched high-ranking
He graduated from Oxford University.
Northbrook held a number of senior government positions. He
was the vice-king of India in 1872–1876, Lord of the Treasury,
Minister of Finance, First Lord of the Admiralty in 1880–1885. In
the years 1879-1880 Northbrook headed the Royal Geographical
Society, becoming its 23rd president. According
to the opinions of contemporaries, in all his guises, both as a
landowner, and as a farmer, and as a public figure and nobleman,
Count Northbrook was a "very commendable example".
He was a worthy representative of the English nobility, which,
according to the same contemporaries, "... the most enlightened, the
most educated, the most wise and beautiful in Europe".
Died in Stratton Park,
was buried in Winchester in the churchyard
of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
An island in
the southwest of the Franz-Josef
Land archipelago. Opened
and named in 1880 by the expedition of B.