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Solomon Robert Guggenheim
Birth: Feb. 2, 1861
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1949
Port Washington
Nassau County
New York, USA

Mining tycoon, philanthropist, art patron. He was the senior member of the firm of Guggenheim brothers and last survivor of the seven sons of Meyer Guggenheim. As a multi-millionaire copper king he also founded the Yukon Gold Company in Alaska. As head of the family firm, Guggenheim was director of a number of metals corporations including Kennecott Copper, Braden Copper, Pacific Tin, and the Nevada Northern Railway Company. He was also a major stock holder of Anaconda Copper Mining Company. As a noted art collector, he established the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to foster the appreciation of the modern form of non-objective painting. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, holds much of his collection and was named in his honor. Additional Guggenheim Museums that hold his art collection are located in Venice, Italy; Spain; Guadalajara, Mexiico; AbuDhabi, United Arab Emirates; Lithuania and Las Vegas. (bio by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore III) 
 
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 Parents:
  Meyer Guggenheim (1827 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  Barbara Josephine Guggenheim Obre (1904 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Isaac Guggenheim (1854 - 1922)*
  Daniel Guggenheim (1856 - 1930)*
  Solomon Robert Guggenheim (1861 - 1949)
  Benjamin Guggenheim (1865 - 1912)*
  Simon Guggenheim (1867 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salem Fields Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
 
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Solomon Robert Guggenheim
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