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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 died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic during the early hours of April 15, 1912. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Jacob Astor IV has received more than 4,725,885 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). John Jacob Astor IV is the 785th most popular writer (down from 734th in 2019), the 908th most popular biography from United States (down from 793rd in 2019) and the 92nd 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 785 out of 5,755Before him are Sherwood Anderson, Philippe Ariès, Italo Svevo, Nestor the Chronicler, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, and Mikael Agricola. After him are Bettina von Arnim, Artemidorus, John Fante, Wilhelm Hauff, Peter Weiss, and Arrigo Boito.

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Among people born in 1864, John Jacob Astor IV ranks 20Before him are Miguel de Unamuno, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Nellie Bly, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, and Dmitri Ivanovsky. After him are Heinrich Wölfflin, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, Frank Wedekind, Rudolf Kjellén, Charles Cooley, and Alfred Stieglitz. Among people deceased in 1912, John Jacob Astor IV ranks 18Before him are Joseph Lister, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, William McMaster Murdoch, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, and Auguste Beernaert. After him are Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Franz Reichelt, Johann Martin Schleyer, Benjamin Guggenheim, George Darwin, and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

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Among people born in United States, John Jacob Astor IV ranks 908 out of 18,182Before him are Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Tom Waits (1949), Willis Lamb (1913), and James Tobin (1918). After him are Barry Nelson (1917), Steve Reeves (1926), Robert Vaughn (1932), Gina Haspel (1956), Edward C. Tolman (1886), and John Fante (1909).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Jacob Astor IV ranks 92Before him are Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Solomon Northup (1808), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Stephen Covey (1932), and Sherwood Anderson (1876). After him are John Fante (1909), Virginia Satir (1916), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), Ambrose Bierce (1842), Thomas Pynchon (1937), and Sam Shepard (1943).