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George Henry Boker

Born: 6-Oct-1823
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 2-Jan-1890
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Playwright, Diplomat, Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Francesca da Rimini

Father: (banker)

    University: Princeton University (1842)

    US Ambassador to Turkey 1871-75
    US Ambassador to Russia 1875-78

Author of books:
The Lesson of Life, and Other Poems (1848, poetry)
Poems of the War (1864, poetry)
Konigsmark (1869, poetry)
The Book of the Dead (1882, poetry)

Wrote plays:
Calaynos (1848)
Anne Boleyn (1850)
Leonor de Guzman (1853)
Francesca da Rimini (1855)


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