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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.