American historianDied when: 70 years 53 days (841 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Francis Parkman Jr. (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America.
These works are still valued as historical sources and as literature.He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a professor of horticulture at Harvard University and author of several books on the topic.
Parkman wrote essays opposed to legal voting for women that continued to circulate long after his death.Parkman was a trustee of the Boston Athenæum from 1858 until his death in 1893.
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