Arthur Nicolson, 1st Baron Carnock
(1849-1928), known as Sir Arthur Nicolson, 11th Baronet
, from 1899 to 1916, was a British
diplomat and politician through the last quarter of the 19th century to the middle of World War I
. He was educated at Rugby
Lord Carnock's sons included Sir Harold Nicolson, the writer and husband of Vita Sackville-West.
- Foreign Office, 1870-74;
- Author of the History of the German Constitution, 1873.
- Secretary to Earl Granville, 1872-74;
- Embassy at Berlin, 1874-76;
- at Peking, 1876-78;
- Chargé, Athens, 1884-85;
- Teheran, 1885-88;
- Consul-General, Budapest, 1888-93;
- Embassy, Constantinople, 1894;
- Minister at Tangiers, 1895-1904;
- Ambassador, Madrid, 1904-5;
- Ambassador, Saint Petersburg, 1906-10;
- Permanent Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 1910-16.