- James Brydges, 8th Baron Chandos
James Brydges, 8th Baron Chandos (1642-1714) was English Ambassador to the
A graduate of
St John's College, OxfordBrydges became 3rd Baronet Brydges, of Wilton, Hereford in 1651 and 8th Baron Chandos of Sudeleyin 1686 following the death of his relative the William Brydges.
Lord Chandos was elected by the members of the
Levant Companyand appointed ambassador in Constantinoplein 1681, he served until 1687. At this time the Ottoman Empire was making great advances into Europe, reaching the walls of Vienna.
He was the father of
James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandosfamous as employer of Handeland friend of Alexander Pope.
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