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Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and 11th Earl of Kincardine (20 July 1766, Broomhall, Fife - 14 November 1841, Paris) was a British nobleman and diplomat, known for the removal of marble sculptures (also known as the Elgin Marbles) from the Parthenon in Athens.[1] Elgin (pronounced /ˈɛlɡɪn/ with a 'hard g') was the second son of Charles Bruce, 5th Earl of Elgin and his wife Martha Whyte. He succeeded his older brother William, the 6th earl, in 1771 while he was only five. [1]

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Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin's Timeline

1766
July 20, 1766
Broomhall, Fife, Scotland
1799
March 11, 1799
Age 32
1799
- 1803
Age 32
1800
April 5, 1800
Age 33
1801
August 28, 1801
Age 35
1802
September 23, 1802
Age 36
1804
March 4, 1804
Age 37
1806
January 20, 1806
Age 39
1808
1808
Age 41
1810
September 21, 1810
Age 44
Fife, Scotland