Knowledge Identifier: +Anthony_Eden
Born in 1897.
Countries: United Kingdom (54%), France (7%), Israel (5%)
Linked to: Conservative Party, University of Birmingham, Eton College, Labour Party
Battle of Jutland - Eden had an elder brother called John, who was killed in action in 1914 and a younger brother, Nicholas, who was killed when the battlecruiser HMS "Indefatigable" blew up and sank at the Battle of Jutland in 1916
Like many aspirant politicians Captain Eden, as he was still known, first contested a seat where he had little chance of winning in the November 1922 general election, and was elected Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington in the December 1923 general election, as a Conservative, at the age of twenty-six
James Thomas, 1st Viscount Cilcennin - He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Dominions Secretary, James Henry Thomas, between 1932 to 1935, to the Colonial Secretary, Thomas and from 1936 William Ormsby-Gore, between 1935 and 1937, and to the Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden, between 1937 and Eden's resignation in 1938
He privately opposed the policy of the Foreign Secretary, Sir Samuel Hoare, of trying to appease Italy during its invasion of Abyssinia in 1935
Anglo-German Naval Agreement - On March 26, 1935, during one of his meetings with Simon, and his deputy Sir Anthony Eden, Hitler stated his intention to formally reject the naval disarmament section of Versailles, but was prepared to discuss a treaty regulating the scale of German naval rearmament
Alexander Cadogan - In 1936, Cardogan received a request from the newly appointed Secretary of State, Anthony Eden, offering him the post of joint Deputy Under-Secretary
Joachim von Ribbentrop - In November 1937, Ribbentrop was placed in a highly embarrassing situation when his forceful advocacy of the return of the former German colonies led to the British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and the French Foreign Minister Yvon Delbos offering to open talks on returning the former German colonies, in return for which the Germans would make binding commitments to respect their borders in central and eastern Europe
His resignation in February 1938 was largely attributed to growing dissatisfaction with Chamberlain's policy of Appeasement
In September 1939, on the outbreak of war, Eden, who had briefly rejoined the army with the rank of major, returned to Chamberlain's government as Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, but was not in the War Cabinet
Secretary of State for War - As Secretary of State for War in 1940, Eden authorised the setting-up of the Local Defence Volunteers
Birmingham Small Arms Company - The creation of the Home Guard following Anthony Eden's broadcast appeal to the Nation on Tuesday 14 May 1940 created further demand for arms production to equip this new force
Allan Noble - He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Anthony Eden from 1947 to 1951
Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon - She informed Cooper in 1947, following a weekend in the country with Anthony Eden, at which the only other guest was the French Ambassador to Britain, that Eden "never stops trying to make love to her"
Edward Heath - He remained in the Whip's Office after the Conservatives won the 1951 general election, rising rapidly to Joint Deputy Chief Whip, Deputy Chief Whip and, in December 1955, Government Chief Whip under Anthony Eden
Harold Watkinson, 1st Viscount Watkinson - He became a government member under Winston Churchill as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and National Service in 1952, a post he held until December 1955, when he was made Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation by Sir Anthony Eden, entering the cabinet in January 1957, and remaining there when promoted to Minister of Defence under Harold Macmillan in 1959
Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi - Sayyid Abd al-Rahman visited London and met the British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden on 11 November 1952
Eden would almost certainly have become Prime Minister when Churchill suffered a severe stroke on 23 June 1953, had he not been recovering from corrective surgery in the United States on the same day
Birmingham Small Arms Company - In 1953 BSA withdrew motorcycle production from BSA Cycles Ltd, the company it has established in 1919, by creating BSA Motorcycles Ltd. BSA produced its 100,000th BSA Bantam motorcycle, a fact celebrated at the 1953 motorcycle show with a visit by Sir Anthony Eden to the BSA stand
During the summer and fall of 1954, the Anglo-Egyptian agreement to withdraw all British forces from Egypt was negotiated and ratified
The 1955 general election was the last in which the Conservatives won the majority share of the votes in Scotland
David Owen - Owen was deeply affected by the Suez crisis of 1956, when Anthony Eden's Conservative government launched a military operation to retrieve the Suez Canal from Nasser's decision to nationalise it
Victor Goodhew - He was shortlisted in 1957 as a prospective candidate for Warwick and Leamington, the seat vacated by the retirement of Prime Minister Anthony Eden, but Sir John Hobson was selected ahead of him
Eden retained much of his personal popularity in Britain, was created Earl of Avon in 1961, and entered the House of Lords
Charles de Gaulle - Also in the congregation were David Ben-Gurion, Anthony Eden, Harold_Macmillan, Harold Wilson, former West German Chancellors Ludwig Erhard and Kurt-Georg Kiesinger, Marlene Dietrich and US Senator Edward Kennedy, who remembered De Gaulle's immediate decision to attend the funeral of his brother John following his assassination in 1963.
Anthony Nutting, who resigned as a Foreign Office Minister over Suez, expressed the former view in 1967, the year of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, when he wrote that "we had sown the wind of bitterness and we were to reap the whirlwind of revenge and rebellion"
Eden is mentioned in a song by The Kinks, "She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina" from the 1969 album "Arthur "
The World at War - Eden sat for extensive interviews for the famed multi-part Thames Television production, "The World at War", which was first broadcast in 1973
Melvyn Bragg - Bragg's second wife, Catherine Mary Haste, whom he married in 1973, is a television producer and writer, having, among other things, edited the 2007 memoir of Clarissa Eden, widow of Sir Anthony Eden, and collaborated with Cherie Booth, wife of Tony Blair, on a 2004 book about the wives of British Prime Ministers
Hugh Fraser (actor) - Fraser's first big break came after portraying Anthony Eden in the 1978 television series "Edward & Mrs. Simpson", with Edward Fox, after which he was frequently cast as upper class or aristocratic characters, such as Mr Talmann in Peter Greenaway's "The Draughtsman's Contract"
In the 2015 West End version featuring Kristin Scott Thomas as the Queen in the revival of the Audience, Eden is portrayed by Scottish actor David Robb