John Jacob Astor IV

1864 - 1912

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John Jacob Astor IV (July 13, 1864 – April 15, 1912) was an American business magnate, real estate developer, investor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family. He was among the most prominent American passengers aboard RMS Titanic and perished along with 1,500 people when the ship sank on her maiden voyage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Jacob Astor IV has received more than 6,807,853 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). John Jacob Astor IV is the 1,180th most popular writer (down from 779th in 2019), the 1,384th most popular biography from United States (down from 908th in 2019) and the 130th most popular American Writer.

John Jacob Astor IV was a wealthy American businessman and investor. He was the wealthiest person in the United States at the time of his death in 1848. He is most famous for being the founder of the Astor family fortune.

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Among writers, John Jacob Astor IV ranks 1,180 out of 7,302Before him are Francesco Maria Piave, Sadriddin Ayni, Joachim du Bellay, Kenji Miyazawa, Hristo Botev, and Arne Garborg. After him are Ephraim Kishon, Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Jacint Verdaguer, Namdev, Meng Haoran, and Samuel Butler.

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Among people born in 1864, John Jacob Astor IV ranks 38Before him are Nicholas Marr, Li Yuanhong, Andrej Hlinka, Ethel Voynich, Draga Mašin, and Alfred Redl. After him are Eugen d'Albert, Kikunae Ikeda, Jakob von Uexküll, Qi Baishi, Joseph Bédier, and Séraphine Louis. Among people deceased in 1912, John Jacob Astor IV ranks 28Before him are George Darwin, Franz Reichelt, Nogi Maresuke, Osborne Reynolds, Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Bolesław Prus. After him are Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Isidor Straus, Henry Tingle Wilde, Georg Heym, and Mykola Lysenko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Jacob Astor IV ranks 1,384 out of 20,380Before him are Max Wright (1943), Bob Kane (1915), Scott Wilson (1942), Norman Borlaug (1914), Jim Lovell (1928), and George Strait (1952). After him are John Zorn (1953), Annette Bening (1958), Henry Gantt (1861), David Duchovny (1960), Sacagawea (1780), and Nelson Goodman (1906).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Jacob Astor IV ranks 130Before him are Norman Mailer (1923), John Grisham (1955), John Updike (1932), Fredric Brown (1906), Anne Rice (1941), and E. Howard Hunt (1918). After him are Solomon Northup (1808), Dan Simmons (1948), Ida Tarbell (1857), Martha Gellhorn (1908), Harry Harrison (1925), and James Patterson (1947).