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John Lothrop Motley

American historian and diplomat

1814   -   1877

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University, University of Göttingen, Humboldt University of Berlin
occupation: historian, diplomat, academic, writer
position held: ambassador

John Lothrop Motley (April 15, 1814 – May 29, 1877) was an American author, best known for his two popular histories The Rise of the Dutch Republic and The United Netherlands. He was also a diplomat, who helped to prevent European intervention on the side of the Confederates in the American Civil War.
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