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.
- 1827-03-01 Father of U.S. History George Bancroft (26) weds first wife Sarah Dwight
- 1852-02-21 George Bancroft becomes the American Geographical Society's first president