Bancroft, George

Born: Oct 03, 1800 AD
Died: 1891 AD, at 90 years of age.

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.




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