George Perkins Marsh

George Perkins Marsh

Birth
Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 23 Jul 1882 (aged 81)
Vallombrosa, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 11621123 · View Source
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US Congressman & environmentalist. Born in Woodstock, Vermont, Marsh was quick to realize that people were greatly effecting the environment. In 1843, Marsh was elected a congressman from Vermont until 1849 when he was appointed the United States ambassador to Turkey. In 1861, Marsh was appointed to be the first ambassador to the new kingdom of Italy, a post he would hold until his death in Vallombrosa, Italy in 1882. In 1864, he published a book titled "Man and Nature; or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action," in which he warned of ecological disaster if the environment continued to be effected. His book, however, would not receive any real attention until long after his death.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Perkins Marsh (15 Mar 1801–23 Jul 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11621123, citing Campo Cestio, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .