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Bancroft, George

Born: 1800 AD
Died: 1891 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat, Historian

1800 – Born on the 3rd of October in Worcester, Massachusetts.

 

He finished High School in Phillips Exeter Academy.

 

Took up his college in Harvard University and University of Göttingen.

 

1827 – Married his first wife was Sarah Dwight, of a rich family in Springfield, Massachusetts.

 

1834-1874 – He wrote 10-volume history "History of the United States".

 

1844 – Democratic candidate for the governorship of Massachusetts, but he was defeated.

 

1845-1846 – He becomes the U.S. Secretary of the Navy Mar, under James Knox Polk.

 

1846 – He was sent as Minister Plenipotentiary to London.

 

1849 – Withdrew from public life, residing in New York and writing history.

 

1866 – Bancroft was chosen by Congress to deliver the special eulogy on Lincoln.

 

1867-1874 – Appointed minister to Berlin.

 

1867-1868 – He was the US Ambassador to Prussia.

 

1868-1874 – Served as US Ambassador to Germany  

 

He become the U.S. Secretary of War Acting.

 

1891 – He died on 17th of January in Washington, DC.