Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer(1841-1917), Consul-General in Egypt
Sitter in 35 portraits
Sir Evelyn Baring was an administrator and diplomat whose twenty-four year rule in Egypt as British agent and Consul General (1883-1907) profoundly influenced Egypt's development as a modern state. Born of a family distinguished in politics and banking, Evelyn Baring received his training at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, from which he graduated at the age of seventeen. He received a commission in the Royal Artillery and served in Corfu, Malta, and Jamaica. For a while he served in the War Office, but military life was not to his taste, and when in 1872 his cousin, Lord Northbrook, just named viceroy to India, offered to take him along as his private secretary, Baring accepted.
- Margaret (née Baring), Viscountess Althorp (niece)
- Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (uncle)
- Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt (grandfather)
- Lady Harriet Baring (née Herring) (grandmother)
- Maurice Baring (nephew)
- Ethel (née Errington), Countess of Cromer (wife)
- Katherine Georgiana Louisa (née Thynne), Countess of Cromer (wife)
- (Charles) Evelyn Baring, 1st Baron Howick of Glendale (son)
- Edward Charles Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke (brother)
- John Baring, 2nd Baron Revelstoke (nephew)
- Lydia Storey (aunt)
- Cecilia Annetta (née Baring), Lady Suffield (sister)
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