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Sir Robert Gordon GCB GCH PC (1791 – 8 October 1847) was a British diplomat.

Gordon was a younger son of George Gordon, Lord Haddo (himself the eldest son of the 3rd Earl of Aberdeen) and a brother of the 4th Earl of Aberdeen. From 1826 to 1828, he was Envoy Extraordinary to Brazil, to the Ottoman Empire from 1828 to 1831 and to Austria from 1841 to 1847.

In 1830, he acquired a long-term lease of Balmoral Castle and entertained Queen Victoria and Prince Albert there shortly before his death in 1847 (from choking on a fish bone). Albert later bought the estate from his trustees a year later as a gift for his wife.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Lamb
British Ambassador to Austria
1841–1846
Succeeded by
The Viscount Ponsonby

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