Frederick Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne

Frederic James Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne PC, GCB (17 April 1782-January 29, 1853), known as the Lord Beauvale from 1839 to 1848, was a British diplomat.

Lamb was a younger son of Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne, and his wife Elizabeth Milbanke, and the younger brother of Prime Minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. He served as British Ambassador to Vienna ending in 1841. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath and admitted to the Privy Council in 1822. In 1839 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Beauvale, of Beauvale in the County of Nottingham. In 1848 he succeeded his elder brother as third Viscount Melbourne.

Lord Melbourne died childless in January 1853, aged 70, when all his titles became extinct.

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* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p12056.htm Peerage biography]
* [http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/portrait.asp?LinkID=mp03046&rNo=0&role=sit Portrait (1846)]


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