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Claim To Fame : Philanthropists

172 memorials found


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Andrew Carnegie

25 Nov 1835 – 11 Aug 1919

Businessman, Industrialist, Philanthropist. He is best known as...

Dorothea Lynde Dix

4 Apr 1802 – 17 Jul 1887

Civil War Medical Figure. She was born in Hampden, Maine, and...

James Buchanan Duke

23 Dec 1856 – 10 Oct 1925

Tobacco Magnate. Philanthropist. At the age of twenty-eight...

Johns Hopkins

19 May 1795 – 24 Dec 1873

Financier, Philanthropist. He was an important investor in the...

Dr Charles Horace Mayo

19 Jul 1865 – 26 May 1939

Physician. Son of Dr. William Worrall Mayo and brother of Dr....

Dr William James Mayo

29 Jun 1861 – 28 Jul 1939

Physician. Born in Le Sueur, Minnesota, the eldest son of Louise...

George Peabody

18 Feb 1795 – 4 Nov 1869

Philanthropist, Financier He is remembered for being a financial...

John D. Rockefeller, Jr

29 Jan 1874 – 11 May 1960

Philanthropist, Social Reformer. The only son of John D....

John Davison Rockefeller, Sr

8 Jul 1839 – 23 May 1937

Business Magnate. Best known as the patriarch of the socially...

Gerrit Smith

6 Mar 1797 – 28 Dec 1874

Widely known philanthropist and social reformer of the...

James Lick

25 Aug 1796 – 1 Oct 1876

Businessman, Land Baron, and Philanthropist. He is remembered for...

William Andrews Clark, Jr

29 Mar 1877 – 14 Jun 1934

Philanthropist, Attorney. The son of copper magnate and US...

Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson Hearst

c.3 Dec 1842 – 13 Apr 1919

Philanthropist and wife of mining tycoon and US Senator

Arthur Vining Davis

30 May 1867 – 17 Nov 1962

Industrialist, Philanthropist. Born in Sharon, Massachusetts, he...

Meyer Guggenheim

1 Feb 1827 – 15 Mar 1905

Mining Magnate. He amassed one of the largest fortunes in the...

Isabella Stewart Gardner

14 Apr 1840 – 17 Jul 1924

American socialite and patron of the arts, best known for...

Louis Bonard

1809 – 20 Feb 1871

American Folk Figure. A native of France, he lived there until...

Peggy Guggenheim

26 Aug 1898 – 23 Dec 1979

Modern Art Collector, Socialite. Born Marguerite Guggenheim, she...

John Molson

28 Dec 1763 – 11 Jan 1836

Brewer. Entrepreneur. He was the founder of the Molson Brewing...

George H. Hermann

8 Aug 1843 – 21 Oct 1914

Philanthropist. By the time of his birth in 1843 the family owned...

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