1838 - Born on May 10th in Belfast, Ireland. British politician, diplomat, and historian best known for his highly successful ambassadorship to the United States and for his study of the U.S. Constitution, The American Commonwealth, which remains a classic.
1862-1870 - Received his B.A. and Ph.D. in civil law at Trinity College, Oxford.
- He wrote significant works in several fields; the first of these was his History of the Holy Roman Empire.
1888 - His interest in sociology and philosophy is evident in the second of his great treatises, The American Commonwealth, a classic that is still read and used.
1907 - He was England’s ambassador to the United States.
1914 - He was created a peer.
1921 - His other major works are Studies in History and Jurisprudence and Modern Democracies.
1922 - Died on January 22nd in Sidmouth, Devon, England.
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