George Peabody

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Birthday
18, 1795
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 4, 1869 (74)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1795
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 4, 1869 (74)

About

British-American entrepreneur who is known for founding the Peabody Trust- a housing organization, the Peabody Institute- a prep school, and the George Peabody Library in Baltimore. He was one of the first people to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, in 1900.

Before Fame

He was born in Massachusetts and moved to Baltimore when he was nineteen. He established his business there, but later relocated to London.

Trivia

He is called the father of modern philanthropy, having established a model for charitable giving that is still followed in modern times.

Family Life

He was engaged in 1838, but never married.

Associated With

He was a favorite for Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Johnson, but declined the position.