George Bancroft

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft Full Name: George Bancroft
Nationality: American

Profession: Father of U.S. History
Why Famous: Known as the "father of U.S. history." His work, History of the United States, was the first comprehensive study of U.S. History.

During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845.

Born: October 3, 1800
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Died: January 17, 1891 (aged 90)

Married Life

  • 1827-03-01 Father of U.S. History George Bancroft (26) weds first wife Sarah Dwight

Historical Events in the Life of George Bancroft

  • 1852-02-21 George Bancroft becomes the American Geographical Society's first president

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