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John Boswell

Born: Mar 20, 1947

Death: Dec 24, 1994

Birthplace: Boston

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

John Boswell

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1947
Date of Death : Dec 24, 1994
Birth Place : Boston

John Eastburn Boswell was a prominent historian and a professor at Yale University. Many of Boswell's studies focused on the issue of religion and homosexuality, specifically Christianity and homosexuality. His first book, The Royal Treasure: Muslim Communities Under the Crown of Aragon in the Fourteenth Century, appeared in 1977. In 1994, Boswell's fourth book, Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe, was published, but he died that same year from AIDS-related complications.


  • Writer
  • Historian

Also known as

  • John Eastburn Boswell

Awards Won

  • Stonewall Book Award
  • National Book Award for History (Hardcover)
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