elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

John Boswell (March 20, 1947 - December 24, 1994)

John 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 XIV 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. Boswell was a Roman Catholic, having converted from the Episcopal Church of his upbringing at age 16. He remained a daily-mass Catholic up until his death, despite his differences with the church over sexual issues. Although he was orthodox in most of his beliefs, he strongly disagreed with his church’s stated opposition to homosexual behavior and relationships. He was partnered with Jerone Hart for some twenty years until his death. Jerome Hart was a retired industrial engineer; accredited judge of the American Philatelic Society; winner of many awards for collections of stamps, covers, and imprints from Aden, British India, Barbados, and the American Civil War period; avid NASCAR fan and former co-owner of a NASCAR "bush league" race team. Boswell and Hart are buried together at Grove Street Cemetery.

Timeline & Places:

• March 20, 1947: born.

• 1960s: attended College of William & Mary, Sadler Center, 200 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Stati Uniti

• 1960s: attended Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, Stati Uniti

• 1975: taught at Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, Stati Uniti

• December 24, 1994: died. Buried at Grove Street Cemetery, 227 Grove St, New Haven, CT 06511, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Jerone R. Hart (September 3, 1946 - November 27, 2010).


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