Bancroft, George

Bancroft, George
   Educated at Harvard University, Cambridge, and in Germany. Secretary of the navy, 1845; ambassador to Great Britain, 1846-1849; and in 1867-1874 minister at the court of Berlin.
   Index: L On La Salle, 153. Ch On the difficulties encountered by missionaries, 87.
   Bib.: History of the United States. For biog., see Howe, Life and Letters of George Bancroft; Cyc. Am. Biog.

The makers of Canada. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bancroft, George — born Oct. 3, 1800, Worcester, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 17, 1891, Washington, D.C. U.S. historian. Bancroft was educated at Harvard and several German universities. He was minister to England (1846–49), Prussia (1867–71), and the German empire… …   Universalium

  • Bancroft,George — Ban·croft (bănʹkrôft , krŏft , băngʹ ), George. 1800 1891. American historian and diplomat whose published works include the ten volume History of the United States (1834 1874). As secretary of the navy (1845 1846) he established the naval… …   Universalium

  • BANCROFT, GEORGE —    an American statesman, diplomatist, and historian, born in Massachusetts; his chief work The History of the United States, issued finally in six vols., and a faithful account (1800 1891) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Bancroft, George — (1800 1891)    American historian, b. at Worcester, Massachusetts, and after grad. at Harvard, studied in Germany, where he became acquainted and corresponded with Goethe, Hegel, and other leaders of German thought. Returning to America he began… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • George Bancroft (Politiker) — George Bancroft George Bancroft (* 3. Oktober 1800 in Worcester, Massachusetts; † 17. Januar 1891 in Washington D.C.) war ein amerikanischer Historiker und Politiker …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George Bancroft — Infobox US Cabinet official name=George Bancroft image width=220px order=17th title=United States Secretary of the Navy term start=March 11, 1845 term end=September 9, 1846 predecessor=John Y. Mason successor=John Y. Mason birth date=birth… …   Wikipedia

  • George Bancroft — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • George Bancroft — Pour l acteur voir George Bancroft (acteur) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bancroft. George Bancroft (3 octobre&# …   Wikipédia en Français

  • George Bancroft (acteur) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bancroft. George Bancroft (30 septembre 1882 2 octobre 1956) était un acteur américain …   Wikipédia en Français

  • George — /jawrj/, n. 1. a figure of St. George killing the dragon, esp. one forming part of the insignia of the Order of the Garter. 2. Brit. Slang. any coin bearing the image of St. George. 3. a word formerly used in communications to represent the… …   Universalium