Person:Cornelius Vanderbilt (1)

Cornelius Vanderbilt
d.4 Jan 1877
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  1. Cornelius Vanderbilt1794 - 1877
Facts and Events
Name Cornelius Vanderbilt
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 27 May 1794 Staten Island, Richmond, New York, United States
Marriage 19 Dec 1813 [1st cousins]
to Sophia Johnson
Death[1] 4 Jan 1877
Reference Number[1] Q313721?

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Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877), also known by the sobriquet Commodore, was an American business magnate 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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  2. McCabe, James D. (James Dabney). Great fortunes. (New York, New York: [s.n.], 1870).