Cradock, John Hobart, 2nd Baron Howden (M)

b. 16 October 1799. d. 8 October 1873. Nationality: Anglo-Irish. VIAF.
Diplomat, translator, and poet. Born in Dublin, Ireland. His father changed the family name to Caradoc in 1820. Employed as an aide-de-camp in Paris, Lisbon, and Malta before leaving the army for diplomatic service. Worked at the embassies in Berlin, Paris, and Egypt. Married Catherine Bagration on 11 January 1830. Elected MP for Dundalk, Ireland (1830). Appointed military commissioner in the French and Spanish armies (1832-1839). Returned to England in 1839 and succeeded his father as the 2nd Baron Howden. At the end of his diplomatic career he worked in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Madrid, Spain. Made Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Bath in 1858. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 6
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Lines. Written on the Wall of the Alhambra at Granada, May, 1820 1831 The Keepsake Poet 3392
Lines. Written in the Book of Travellers at Chamouny, August, 1821 1831 The Keepsake Poet 3387
Lines. Written on the Remains of the Temple of Venus at Mount Eryx in Sicily, May, 1824 1831 The Keepsake Poet 3384
Lines. Written at Granada in the Year 1820 1832 The Keepsake Poet 3460
From the Spanish 1833 The Keepsake Translator 3777
From the Romaic 1834 The Keepsake Translator 3850