George Peabody

1795 - 1869

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George Peabody ( PEE-bə-dee; February 18, 1795 – November 4, 1869) was an American financier and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as 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 785,766 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). George Peabody is the 388th most popular businessperson (down from 307th in 2019), the 6,038th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,291st in 2019) and the 135th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, George Peabody ranks 388 out of 604Before him are Mark Shuttleworth, Walter Wild, Anita Roddick, Reed Hastings, Piero Dusio, and John Munro Longyear. After him are Harvey S. Firestone, John Templeton, Gigi Becali, Jorma Ollila, Eli Lilly, and Arkady Rotenberg.

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Among people born in 1795, George Peabody ranks 45Before him are Carl Anton von Meyer, Heinrich Rose, Joseph Bienaimé Caventou, Rowland Hill, José Gregorio Monagas, and Joseph Böhm. After him are José Miguel de Velasco Franco, Benjamin Morrell, Josep Bonaplata i Corriol, Luis José de Orbegoso, Charles Sturt, and Robert F. Stockton. Among people deceased in 1869, George Peabody ranks 39Before him are Gheorghe Asachi, Théophile Thoré-Bürger, Johann Georg von Hahn, Michael Sars, Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov, and Otto Jahn. After him are Peter Mark Roget, Pyotr Anjou, Jean René Constant Quoy, Edwin Stanton, Alexander Dreyschock, and Mary Ward.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Peabody ranks 6,038 out of 15,968Before him are Gordon Tullock (1922), Isabella Karle (1921), Robert Pine (1941), Scott Eastwood (1986), Chyler Leigh (1982), and Gunther Schuller (1925). After him are James Stafford (1932), John Pope (1822), Armie Hammer (1986), Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876), Arsenio Hall (1956), and Harvey S. Firestone (1868).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, George Peabody ranks 135Before him are Muhtar Kent (1952), Jay Gould (1836), Gilbert Kaplan (1941), Bob Lazar (1959), Reed Hastings (1960), and John Munro Longyear (1850). After him are Harvey S. Firestone (1868), John Templeton (1912), Eli Lilly (1838), Mark Cuban (1958), Henry Clay Frick (1849), and Lawrence Roberts (1937).