• Date Of Birth: 28 February 1919
  • Date Of Death: 2 January 2021
  • Spouse: Lady Sidney Urquhart
  • Occupation: Soldier and diplomat
  • City: Bridport
  • State: Dorset

Major Sir Brian Edward Urquhart KCMG MBE (/ˈər.kət/ UR-kut; 28 February 1919 – 2 January 2021) was a British international civil servant, author and World War II veteran. He played a significant role in the founding of the United Nations. He went on to serve as its Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs.

Urquhart was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1986. He was also a member of the Order of the British Empire. He received the Freedom from Fear Award (part of the Four Freedoms Award) in 1984, as well as the Distinguished Peacekeeper Award by the International Peace Academy.

To celebrate Urquhart’s work on behalf of the UN, the Sir Brian Urquhart Award is given annually by the United Nations Association – UK for distinguished service to the United Nations.

A portrait of Urquhart by Philip Pearlstein is held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

At the time of his death, Urquhart had been married to his second wife, Lady Sidney Urquhart, for 57 years. She died the day after he did. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.