George Francis Bonham

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Sir George Bonham, 2nd Baronet (28 August 1847 – 31 July 1927) was a British diplomat, ambassador to Serbia and Switzerland.


George Francis Bonham was educated at Eton College and Exeter College, Oxford. He succeeded to the baronetcy at the age of 16 on the death of his father, the 1st baronet. He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1869 and served at the embassies in St Petersburg, Vienna, Rome, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris and The Hague. He was Secretary of the Embassy at Madrid 1893–97[1] and at Rome 1897–1900.[2] He was Minister to Serbia 1900–03[3] and Minister to the Swiss Confederation 1905–09.[4]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Edward Goschen
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Majesty the King of Serbia
Succeeded by
James Beethom Whitehead
Preceded by
Sir Conyngham Greene
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation
Succeeded by
Henry Bax-Ironside
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir George Bonham, 1st Baronet
(of Malmesbury)
Succeeded by
Sir Eric Henry Bonham, 3rd Baronet