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George Bancroft
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Born: October 3, 1800

Died: January 17, 1891 (aged 90)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Historian

Bio: George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845.

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