A charter he was petitioning the King for, for land in The Virginians was granted days before his death in April of 1632.
George Calvert Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1579 - 1631 *** Full Name: George Calvert *** Occupation: English Politician and Colonizer *** Date of Birth: George Calvert was born in 1579 *** Place of Birth: George Calvert was born in Kiplin, Richmondshire, England *** Family background: His father was Leonard Calvert and his mother was Alicia Crossland, his father being a country gentleman and his mother from a wealthy family, after his mother died when he was eight years old his father married his first wife’s cousin, Grace *** Early life and childhood: He grew up in the Catholic faith as did much of the inhabitants of the region but his father was forced to promise conformity and to attend the Church of England services as was law *** Education: George Calvert would have received an education befitting his station until he attended Trinity College, Cambridge studying foreign languages ***
George Calvert Fact 1: George Calvert was born 1579 and during the 16th century period in history when Portugal and Spain were exploring the oceans of the world and colonizing new lands.
George Calvert Fact 2: After leaving college he attended Lincoln’s Inn for the next three years.
George Calvert Fact 7: As a result of the support he received from Cecil, he would eventually be trusted so much by the King that his opinions were sought and he also would be called upon to undertake missions to the continent on behalf of the King himself.
George Calvert Fact 9: In 1612 Sir Robert Cecil died and Calvert was one of four executors to his will.
George Calvert Fact 10: During 1613 Calvert would be commissioned by the King to investigate Ireland’s Roman Catholic grievances. The conclusion of his report, which took four months to compile and complete concluded that the religious conformity in Ireland needed strictly enforcing.
George Calvert Fact 16: After the disastrous outcome of the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Buckingham visit to Spain in order to secure details for a marriage ended in war, a marriage with the French court was sought instead.
George Calvert Fact 17: At this point Calvert’s usefulness declined apart from trying to smooth the very ruffled feathers of the Spanish Ambassador. With the writing on wall and his favor in the current Royal circles began to increasingly decline, pleading illness to absent himself he began to make arrangements to sell his position at court and fully resigned his position as secretariat in February of 1625.
George Calvert Fact 18: Having managed to extricate himself without scandal or disgrace and with his loyalty to the King still firmly acknowledged, he was still a member of the Privy Council and awarded the appointment of Baron Baltimore in County Longford, Leinster in central Ireland. He did however, immediately convert to Roman Catholicism publicly, but he had actually always been Catholic, just never actually out rightly questioned about his conformity, so never had to admit openly that he had always been a Catholic.
George Calvert Fact 19: When King James I died and Charles became King he removed him from the Privy Council only, he was allowed to maintained his barony.
George Calvert Fact 21: George Calvert died on April 15th 1632 in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London, England
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