Ezekiel Spanheim
Burial Date: 18 Nov, 1710
Field: Soldier; statesman
Location in the Abbey: Chapel of st paul

Ezekiel, Baron Spanheim was buried in St Paul's chapel in Westminster Abbey on 18 November 1710. He was Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Prussia to the Queen of Great Britain and died aged 80 years, 11 months and 7 days (according to the Abbey's burial register). He was the eldest son of the Revd.Dr Frederick Spanheim, a professor of divinity at Geneva and afterwards at Leyden, and his wife Charlotte, daughter of Peter du Port, Lord of Mouillepied and Boismasson. Ezekiel was born in Geneva in December 1629 and attended Leyden university. His wife was Anna-Elizabeth Kolb who died on 14 January 1708 and is buried with her husband. There is no monument or inscribed gravestone for either of them in the chapel.

Their daughter Mary Ann died on 5 February 1772 aged 89 and is buried in a vault just outside St Paul's chapel. She married Francis de la Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Montandre at St James' church Westminster on 21 April 1710 and was a noted lady in English Society. He was born in 1672 and fled from France because of religious persecution. He was Field Marshal of England, Master General of the Ordnance, Privy Councillor of Ireland and Governor of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. He was buried in the Abbey on 15 August 1739.


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