Anthony Eden
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Robert Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

Robert Anthony (Anthony) "1st Earl of Avon" Eden
Born in Windlestone, Durham, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 5 Nov 1923 in St George Hanover Square, Londonmap
Died in Alvediston, Wiltshire, Englandmap
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Preceded by
Winston Churchill
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
6 April 1955 - 9 January 1957
Succeeded by
Harold MacMillan



Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC (12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977) was a British Conservative politician who served three periods as Foreign Secretary and then a relatively brief term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957.
Suez Canal He resigned in 1957 afer a short byt disasterous war with Egypt. At that time Great Britain was the occupying power in the Suez Canal. Many right-wing Conservative MPs, organised in the so-called Suez Group, sought to retain this imperial role, though economic pressures made maintenance of it increasingly difficult. Britain did seek to maintain its huge military base in the Suez Canal zone and, in the face of Egyptian resentment, further develop its alliance with Iraq, and the hope was that the Americans would assist Britain, possibly through finance. While the Americans did co-operate with the British in overthrowing the Mosaddegh government in Iran, after it had nationalised British oil interests, the Americans developed their own relations in the region, taking a positive view of the Egyptian Free Officers and developing friendly relations with Saudi Arabia. Britain was eventually forced to withdraw from the canal zone and the Baghdad Pact security treaty was not supported by the United States, leaving Eden vulnerable to the charge of having failed to maintain British prestige.


Name: Robert Anthony /Eden/ 1st Earl of Avon[2]

1897 jun 12 born Windlestone, Durham, England[2][3][4][5]

1923 nov 5 marriage St George Hanover Square, London[6][7]

1925 jul 11 depature Southampton. HMS Empress of France

SS_Empress_of_France_1919-1931 eden 1st earl[8]

1959 mar 6 age 61 arrival Southhampton[9]

1977 jan 14 passed away at age 79 in Alvediston, Wiltshire, England Burial: Alvediston, Wiltshire, England


Quebec, Canada[10]


RMS Queen Elizabeth 1938 - 1972[8]
Windlestone Hall - birthplace in 1897 of Anthony Eden[8]
Eden Beckett Marriage[8]
SS_Empress_of_France_1919-1931 eden 1st earl[8]
Anthony Eden Photo[8]
AnthonyEden ClarissaChurchill[8]
Robert Anthony Eden Biography[8]


  1. Wikipedia entry for Anthony Eden
  2. 2.0 2.1 Title: UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Author: Publication: Operations Inc APID: 1,1518::0 Page: Class: BT26; Piece: 1424; Item: 47 APID: 1,1518::1886624
  3. Source: #S-1526929386 APID: 1,2997::40164422
  4. Source: #S-1529669803 APID: 1,7579::48757798
  5. Title: England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006 Author: Publication: Operations Inc APID: 1,7579::0
  6. Title: England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 Author: Publication: Operations, Inc APID: 1,8753::0
    20 July 1886
    St Paul's, London, England
    APID: 1,8913::8733912
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 private Ancestry family tree
  9. Page: Class: BT26; Piece: 1424; Item: 47 APID: 1,1518::1886624
  10. STitle: UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Author: Publication: Operations, Inc. APID: 1,2997::0
  • Title: England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915 Author: FreeBMD Publication: Operations Inc APID: 1,8913::0
  • "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 August 2017), Anthony Eden, Eton, Eton College, Buckinghamshire, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

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  • Kat Hunt created WikiTree profile Eden-195 through the import of Sargeant Family Tree 2.ged on May 5, 2013
  • Sälgö-1 12:57, 30 August 2016 (EDT) tried to clean the profile after GEDCOM import
  • Sälgö-1 12:57, 30 August 2016 (EDT) connected the profile to WikiData

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