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Sir William Curtius, 1st Bt

(1599-1678), Diplomat; Fellow of the Royal Society

Sitter in 4 portraits

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Sir William Curtius, 1st Bt, possibly by Johann Philipp Thelott, after  M. Rosa - NPG D30742

Sir William Curtius, 1st Bt

possibly by Johann Philipp Thelott, after M. Rosa
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D30742

Sir William Curtius, 1st Bt, after M. Rosa, published by  William Richardson - NPG D30741

Sir William Curtius, 1st Bt

after M. Rosa, published by William Richardson
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D30741

Sir William Curtius, 1st Bt, after M. Rosa, published by  William Richardson - NPG D30743

Sir William Curtius, 1st Bt

after M. Rosa, published by William Richardson
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D30743

Sir William Curtius, 1st Bt, by Robert Cooper, after  Unknown artist - NPG D30756

Sir William Curtius, 1st Bt

by Robert Cooper, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30756

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James Harris

20 June 2020, 23:45

William Curtius (1599–1678), 1st Curtius Baronet of Sweden, FRS, a native of the Palatinate, was a diplomat representing the House of Stuart during the Thirty Years' War and the exile of Charles II. In later life, he served as Resident Ambassador of the English Crown in the Holy Roman Empire, and was head magistrate for two districts of the Electoral Palatinate.

The Curtius Baronetcy of Sweden was a title in the Baronetage of England, created on 2 April 1652 for William Curtius, "Resident to the King of Sweden".

In Germany, Curtius was known as Wilhelm von Curti, where from 1654 he lived in Castle Curti in Umstadt, Hesse.

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