Carnarvon

Carnarvon

[kahr-nahr-vuhn]
Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th earl of, 1866-1923, English Egyptologist. With Howard Carter he excavated in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, from 1906 to 1922. He funded this research. The final and most famous of their discoveries was the tomb of Tutankhamen. Lord Carnarvon died before it was thoroughly explored. He collaborated with Howard Carter on the report Five Years' Explorations at Thebes (1912).
Carnarvon, Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th earl of, 1831-90, British statesman. As colonial secretary (1866-67) under the earl of Derby he introduced the British North America Act, which made Canada a confederation. In the same office (1874-78) under Disraeli he was unsuccessful in an attempt to create a federation in South Africa. His policy as lord lieutenant of Ireland (1885-86) was conciliatory but failed to stem Irish nationalism.

See correspondence, 1874-1878, ed. by C. W. de Kiewiet (1955).

Carnarvon and Caernarvon are anglicised forms of the name of the Welsh town Caernarfon. The anglicised spellings have become largely obsolete in Wales since the 1970s, but persist elsewhere. The name may also refer to:

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