George Bancroft Edit Profile
Graduated from Harvard, 1817. Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, University Gottingen (Germany), 1820. Doctor of Civil Law (honorary), Oxford (England) University, 1849.
A founder Round Hill School, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1823. Wrote series on “German Literature,” published in American Quarterly Review, 1827-1828 (1st comprehensive treatment of German literature and philosophy to appear in American). Collector Port of Boston, 1838.
A Massachusetts delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1844. United States secretary of navy, 1845-1846, established United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland., 1845. United States minister to Great Britain, 1846-1849, to Prussia, 1867-1871, to German Empire, 1871-1874.
Correspondent Institute of France. President American Geography Society. Devoted most of his time and energies to writing of History of the United States in which he expounded his democratic theories.
Author: History of the United States, 10 vols., 1834-1874. Literary and Historical Miscellanies, 1855. History of the Formulation of the Constitution of the United States, 1886.
Martin Van Buren to the End of his Public Career, 1889.
Married Sarah H. Dwight, March 1, 1827. Married second, Mistress.