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Bancroft, George (the Father of American History)

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Born: 1800 AD
Died: 1891 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat, Historian

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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.

 

 

 


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