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George Grote
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Born in Beckenham, Kent
Born on 17th of November 1794
Died on 18th of June 1871

Born 1794. Died 1871 - English politician and historian.

Was governor of his grandfather’s bank from 1830 to 1843. Entered Parliament as MP for the City of London (1830-43). Retired from banking and politics and turned to writing. Published History of Greece (1846-56) and Plato and the other Companions of Socrates (1865). Buried in Westminster Abbey.

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