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Sir Thomas Chaloner

(1521-1565), Diplomat

Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Thomas Chaloner was a talented diplomat and scholar who served under four Tudor monarchs. He survived shipwreck off the cost of Algeria in 1541, and was knighted after fighting in England's defeat of the Scots at the Battle of Pinkie, 1547. He contributed to the unsuccessful marriage negotiations between Elizabeth I and Prince Maximilian of the Holy Roman Empire, 1558. In 1559-60 he was ambassador to Philip II in Flanders and served as Ambassador to Spain, 1562-1565. He is primarily remembered today as the first English translator of Desiderus Erasmus's Praise of Folly, 1549.

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Sir Thomas Chaloner, after Unknown artist - NPG 1274

Sir Thomas Chaloner

after Unknown artist
oil on canvas, possibly 17th century, based on a work of 1559
NPG 1274

Sir Thomas Chaloner, possibly by Joseph Halfpenny - NPG D24868

Sir Thomas Chaloner

possibly by Joseph Halfpenny
etching, possibly late 18th century
NPG D24868

Sir Thomas Chaloner, by L. Picard, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33373

Sir Thomas Chaloner

by L. Picard, after Unknown artist
etching, probably 19th century (1548)
NPG D33373

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