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William Hickling Prescott (1796–1859)

Prescott, William Hickling. An eminent American historian; born at Salem, MA, May 4, 1796; died at New York, Jan. 28, 1859. His works are: ‘History of Ferdinand and Isabella’ (3 vols., 1838); ‘History of the Conquest of Mexico’ (3 vols., 1843); ‘History of the Conquest of Peru’ (3 vols., 1847); ‘History of the Reign of Philip II. of Spain’ (3 vols., 1855–58); ‘Biographical and Critical Miscellanies’ (1843); ‘Critical Essays’ (1852). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).