William H. Prescott

William H. Prescott bio

Birth Name: William Hickling Prescott

Occupation: Historian

Place Of Birth: MA

Date Of Birth: May 4, 1796

Date Of Death: January 28, 1859

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

William H. Prescott was born on the 4th of May, 1796. He was popular for being a Historian. Nineteenth-century American historian and author whose most famous works include The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843) and The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837). His works focus primarily on Hispanic military and political history.

William H. Prescott was born in MA. He began studying at Harvard when he was just fifteen years old. He commenced research for his first major work, The History of Ferdinand and Isabella, in the mid 1820s. He is known as the first American scientific historian.

William H. Prescott was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William H. Prescott was born in 1790s.

William Hickling Prescott is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Personal Life

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William H. Prescott was born in the Year of the Dragon.

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REAL NAME: William Hickling Prescott
NICKNAME: William Hickling Prescott, William H. Prescott, W. H. Prescott
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: William H. Prescott was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: William H. Prescott was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: William H. Prescott had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

William H. Prescott’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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