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George Ticknor (1791–1871)

Ticknor, George. A distinguished American scholar and historian; born in Boston, Aug. 1, 1791; died there, Jan. 26, 1871. He graduated from Dartmouth College, 1807; was admitted to the bar, 1813; afterwards spent five years in foreign study and travel. He was professor of modern languages at Harvard, 1819–35; one of the founders of the Boston Public Library, and president of its board of trustees 1864–66. He published his chief work, ‘A History of Spanish Literature’ in 1849, revised editions 1854–63. He wrote also: ‘Essays on Spanish History,’ etc.; and ‘Life of W. H. Prescott’ (1864).