Wake, Sir Isaac


Wake, Sir Isaac
(1580-1632)
   Born at Hartwell, Northamptonshire, England. Educated at Oxford. Entered the diplomatic service, and in 1609 secretary to the British minister at Venice; British representative at the court of Savoy, 1615-1630. During these years sent on several diplomatic missions: in 1617 to arrange an alliance between Savoy and the Swiss states; in 1626 to Berne and Zurich on behalf of the Grisons; and in 1627 to mediate between the king of Denmark and the duke of Savoy. Ambassador to the French court, 1630-1632.
   Index: Ch English ambassador at Paris, 215, 220; commissioner to settle dispute between Kirke and De Caën, 218.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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