George Bancroft Biography

Historian, Journalist (1800–1891)
George Bancroft was known as the "father of U.S. history." His work, History of the United States, was the first comprehensive study of U.S. History.


American historian George Bancroft was born on October 3, 1800, in Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition to German universities, he also studied at Harvard. His comprehensive study of U.S. history led to the publication of the 10-volume History of the United States. He believed the U.S. was the closest humanity would come to a perfect government. His work earned him the nickname, "father of U.S. history."

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