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George Henry Boker

diplomat , author

George Henry Boker, American author, diplomat.

Background

Boker, George Henry was born on October 6, 1823 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Boker.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1842.

Career

Poet, playwright, Philadelphia. A founder Union League of Philadelphia, 1862, secretary, 1862-1871, president, 1878. United States minister to Turkey, 1871-1875.

Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia, 1875-1878. President Philadelphia Club, 1878, Fairmount Park Commission, 1886-1890. Author: (plays) Calaynos, 1848, Anne Boleyn, 1850, The Betrothal, 1850, The World a Mask, 1851, The Widow’s Marriage, Leonor de Guzman, 1853, Francesca da Rimini, 1855, Nydia, 1885, Glaucus, 1886.

(poems) A Lesson of Life, 1848, Plays and Poems, 1856, Poems of the War, 1864, Königsmark, The Legend of the Hounds, and Other Poems, 1869.

Works

  • comedy

    • The Betrothal

  • poems

    • Plays and Poems, Poems of the War

  • romantic tragedy

    • Leonor de Guzman

  • verse drama

    • Francesca da Rimini

  • Other Work

    • Author: (plays) Calaynos, 1848, Anne Boleyn, 1850, The Betrothal, 1850, The World a Mask, 1851, The Widow’s Marriage, Leonor de Guzman, 1853, Francesca da Rimini, 1855, Nydia, 1885, Glaucus, 1886. (poems) A Lesson of Life, 1848, Plays and Poems, 1856, Poems of the War, 1864, Königsmark, The Legend of the Hounds, and Other Poems, 1869.

Connections

Married Julia Mandeville Riggs, 1844, at least 1 son, George.

father:
Charles Boker. Boker

spouse:
Julia Mandeville Riggs