Person:Cornelius Vanderbilt (1)

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Cornelius Vanderbilt
d.4 Jan 1877
  • HCornelius Vanderbilt1794 - 1877
  • W.  Sophia Johnson (add)
m. 1813
  1. William Henry Vanderbilt1821 - 1885
Facts and Events
Name Cornelius Vanderbilt
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 27 May 1794 Staten Island, Richmond, New York, United States
Marriage 1813 to Sophia Johnson (add)
Death[1] 4 Jan 1877


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Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877), also known by the sobriquet Commodore, was an American tycoon, businessman, and philanthropist who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. He was also the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family and one of the richest Americans in history. He provided the initial gift to found Vanderbilt University, which is named in his honor.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Cornelius Vanderbilt, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. McCabe, James D. (James Dabney). Great fortunes. (New York, New York: [s.n.], 1870).