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George Peabody

1795 - 1869

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George Peabody (February 18, 1795 – November 4, 1869) was an American financier and philanthropist. He is often considered the father of modern philanthropy. Born into a poor family in Massachusetts, Peabody went into business in dry goods and later into banking. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Peabody has received more than 942,861 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). George Peabody is the 425th most popular businessperson (down from 388th in 2019), the 5,834th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,034th in 2019) and the 138th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, George Peabody ranks 425 out of 601Before him are Lawrence Roberts, Elisabeth Abegg, MacKenzie Scott, Piero Dusio, Maurice Farman, and Michael Dell. After him are Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Jorma Ollila, Jerry Buss, Rina Zaripova, J. R. D. Tata, and Helen Walton.

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Among people born in 1795, George Peabody ranks 48Before him are Karl Ludwig Sand, Peter Jan Beckx, Adolf Bernhard Marx, Rowland Hill, Benjamin Morrell, and Nikolaos Mantzaros. After him are Joseph Böhm, Bernt Michael Holmboe, Heinrich Rose, José María Obando, Pedro María de Anaya, and José Miguel de Velasco Franco. Among people deceased in 1869, George Peabody ranks 44Before him are Théophile Thoré-Bürger, Ōmura Masujirō, Gheorghe Asachi, Otto Jahn, Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov. After him are Alexander Dreyschock, Mary Ward, Pyotr Anjou, Edwin Stanton, Peter Mark Roget, and Henry Jarvis Raymond.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Peabody ranks 5,834 out of 18,182Before him are William Shepherd (1949), Seán Patrick O'Malley (1944), Jack Sherman (1956), Anna Sui (1952), Gilbert Gottfried (1955), and Colleen Camp (1953). After him are Peggy Whitson (1960), Doug Hutchison (1960), Marni Nixon (1930), John Hopcroft (1939), John Thomas (1941), and Alex Rodriguez (1975).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, George Peabody ranks 138Before him are Vincent J. McMahon (1914), Charles Geschke (1939), Bob Lazar (1959), Lawrence Roberts (1937), MacKenzie Scott (1970), and Michael Dell (1965). After him are Jerry Buss (1933), Helen Walton (1919), James Buchanan Duke (1856), Milton S. Hershey (1857), Herman Cain (1945), and Guy Kawasaki (1954).