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John Jacob Astor


Businessman and buyer who became the very first American multimillionaire after developing a monopoly within the hair trading sector. His first work was doing work for his dad being a dairy products salesmen. He began his business smuggling opium around enough time of the brand new War. He previously one sibling. He wedded Sarah Cox Todd, and jointly that they had eight kids. He bought a rent on Manhattan isle from Aaron Burr.

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Full Name John Jacob Astor IV
Date Of Birth July 17, 1763
Died April 15, 1912, Atlantic Ocean
Place Of Birth Walldorf, Germany
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Harvard University, St. Paul's School
Nationality German, American
Spouse Madeleine Astor, Ava Lowle Willing
Children Vincent Astor, John Jacob Astor VI, Ava Alice Muriel Astor
Parents Johann Jacob Astor, Maria Magdalena Vorfelder
Siblings Georg Astor, Heinrich Astor, Melchior Astor
Star Sign Cancer

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1Upon his death, his remains were interred at Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum in New York City. His location plot is Westerly Division, Lots 743-786.
2Astor had a miniature steam locomotive which he rode around his estate. He had a small train station and a round house build for this steam engine.
3During his life he also developed several mechanical devices including a bicycle brake, helped to develop the turbine engine, and invented a pneumatic road-improver.
4He was the richest person on the RMS Titanic.
5Was 46 when he married Madeleine Talmadge Force; she was 18.
6Wife Madeleine Astor named their son after her late husband in August 1912.
7Has three children; daughter Ava (b. 1902) and sons Vincent (b. 1892) and John Jacob Astor V (b. 1912)
8Lieutenant-Colonel, U.S. Army, in the Spanish-American War.



Col. John Jacob Astor, Staff and Veterans of the Spanish-American War1899ShortHimself
President McKinley's Inspection of Camp Wikoff1898ShortHimself

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Tesla: Master of Lightning2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHimself (This Is John Jacob Astor Vi)
Titanic: Death of a Dream1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - as John Astor
National Geographic Video: Secrets of the Titanic1986Video documentaryHimself - passenger (uncredited)

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1A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if he were rich.

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