Person:Stephen Van Rensselaer (1)

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Stephen Van Rensselaer
b.1 Nov 1764
d.26 Jan 1839
m. 1783
  1. Henry Van Rensselaer1810 - 1864
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Name Stephen Van Rensselaer
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Nov 1764
Marriage 1783 to Margarita Schuyler
Death[1] 26 Jan 1839


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Stephen Van Rensselaer III (November 1, 1764 – January 26, 1839) was Lieutenant Governor of New York as well as a statesman, soldier, and land-owner, the heir to one of the largest estates in the New York region at the time, which made him the tenth richest American of all time, based on the ratio of his fortune to contemporary GDP. This figure was put at $68 billion, which also makes him the twenty-second richest person in history. He founded the institution which became Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Stephen Van Rensselaer, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).