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 George Bancroft

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George Bancroft Famous memorial

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
17 Jan 1891 (aged 90)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID
5892 View Source

Historian, Statesman. Often called the father of American history, he is best known for his historical series "History of the United States."

Historian, Statesman. Often called the father of American history, he is best known for his historical series "History of the United States."


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Historian of America

He made it the high purpose of his life
Which nearly spanned a century
to trace to origin of his Country
to show her part in the advancement of man
and from the rare resources
of his genius, his learning and his labor
to ennoble the story of her birth

secretary of the navy
1845-46
Minister to Great Britain
1846-49
Minister to Germany
1867-74

Consider that I labored not for myself only, but for all them
Ecclus XXXIII 17


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 12 Jul 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5892
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5892/george-bancroft: accessed ), memorial page for George Bancroft (3 Oct 1800–17 Jan 1891), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5892, citing Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.