TEMPLE, Sir William

   English diplomat. As ambassador in The Hague, Temple played an important role in English–Dutch, and for that matter European, diplomacy during the late 17th century. In 1667, he negotiated with Grand PensionaryJo han de Witt the Triple Alliance of England, Sweden, and the Re public. He acted as mediator with regard to the marriage of William III of Orange and Mary Stuart and negotiated the Peace of West minster in 1674 after the war between England and the Republic. Temple wrote Observations upon the United Provinces (1672).

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