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Thomas Babington Macaulay, British statesman and historian, dies in London

Thomas Babington Macaulay, detail
12/28/1859
Son of a colonial governor and abolitionist, Thomas Babington Macaulay had a outstanding career as a Whig parliamentarian, colonial administrator, and cabinet officer under Melbourne and Russell. In addition, he was a world famous poet, essayist, and Whig historian, especially famous for his great uncompleted History of England From the Accession of James II. He had been made a Baron in 1857 and is buried in Westminster Abbey. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1861), 400.

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