Cornelius Vanderbilt

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United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)

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The land beneath the Plaza District property has been owned by descendants of Cornelius Vanderbilt III since 1929.
Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt was in his 79th year when he decided to make the gift that founded Vanderbilt in the spring of 1873.
The one at the top is a portrait of the company's owner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Jnr, while the locomotive at the bottom is likely to appeal to railway enthusiasts.
1863, PS123bn 10 Industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt, b.
economy would be today if John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie or any of the magnates who helped turn America into an industrialized society had been gunned down by a revolutionary firing squad.
This comes out most strikingly in his discussion of "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt.
With the development of the Long Island Railroad, a new recreational maritime industry emerged, transporting well-heeled New Yorkers, including Teddy Roosevelt and Cornelius Vanderbilt, to marshland hotels for hunting adventures.
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt | T.
THE FIRST TYCOON: THE EPIC LIFE OF CORNELIUS VANDERBILT tells of the founder of a dynasty who amassed a great fortune and became an American legend--but it goes beyond the usual casual review and offers the first complete biography of the man.
Since entering the collection of Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt, the watercolour has been passed down through the family.
In 1863, Cornelius Vanderbilt gave $1 million to found a university to support the tenets of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and to create a campus where faith and reason could exist alongside each other.
In the 1850s, adventurer William Walker, with the support of tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, seized power in Nicaragua.
Cooper, a great-great-grandson of railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, is the son of designer Gloria Vanderbilt.
During the legal formalism period, a curious blend of natural law, social Darwinism, and laissez-faire economics legitimized the looting of America by plutocrats such as Jay Gould and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Fulton's colorful interactions with period notables like Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, Cornelius Vanderbilt, et al concerning his dreams of furthering waterborne commerce via canals, developing steamboats for commercial and military applications, and designing and employing torpedoes for maritime defense demonstrated that Fulton's passions, while sometimes misplaced, were nonetheless borne of improvising genius and driven by an intense need for societal approval and financial security.
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