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Philanthropist - Notable Historical Events

John D. Rockefeller JrMar 3, 1910

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Philanthropist - Historical Events
Date Event
1863-09-16

Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

1910-03-03

Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

1970-08-03

Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London

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Philanthropist - Notable Birthdays

William WilberforceAug 24, 1759

Andrew CarnegieNov 25, 1835

Andrew W. MellonMar 24, 1855

Milton S. HersheySep 13, 1857

John D. Rockefeller JrJan 29, 1874

Philanthropist - Birthdays
Date Event
1636-11-02

Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (d. 1721)

1649-04-05

Elihu Yale, England, philanthropist founded Yale

1701-03-18

Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (d. 1776)

1712-11-25

Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French' (d. 1789)

1715-03-07

Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (d. 1755)

1744-10-06

James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813)

1757-02-20

John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)

1759-08-24

William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade

1764-02-28

Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist

1769-03-10

Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (d. 1840)

1771-06-20

Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist (d. 1820)

1781-03-04

Rebecca Gratz, American educator and philanthropist (d. 1869)

1789-01-04

Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist

1791-02-12

Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union)

1795-02-18

George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist

1795-05-19

Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University

1799-05-11

John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)

1801-02-07

John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist

1806-03-09

Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)

1813-04-14

Junius S Morgan, US, merchant/philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art)

1814-02-09

Samuel Jones Tilden, philanthropist for NY Public Library

1814-04-24

Angela Burdett-Coutts, philanthropist extrordinaire

1831-12-19

Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)

1833-11-09

Sally Louisa Tompkins, nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born Mathews City, Virginia (D. 1916)

1835-11-25

Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline, Scottish/American industrialist/philanthropist

1836-08-14

Walter Besant, writer/philanthropist (Rebel Queen)

1843-11-25

Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)

1855-03-24

Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist

1855-11-06

Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)

1857-09-13

Milton S. Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, (d. 1945)

1859-04-16

Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (d. 1924)

1861-02-02

Solomon R Guggenheim, philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC)

1865-07-10

Jan "Pa" van der Steur, Dutch philanthropist (Steurtjes)

1867-07-15

Maggie Mitchell Walker, 1st woman bank director/philanthropist

1867-07-31

Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (d. 1966)

1867-12-30

Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist (died aboard Titanic)

1868-06-20

Helen Miller Shepard, philanthropist/established Hall of Fame

1874-01-22

Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)

1874-01-29

John D. Rockefeller Jr, Cleveland Ohio, American financier and philanthropist

1875-09-18

Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d.1945)

1879-06-05

Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)

1880-08-10

Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)

1887-05-09

Sir Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan Philanthropist (d. 1957)

1887-06-26

Anthony G de Rothschild, Britain, philanthropist

1894-06-20

George Delacorte, NYC, philanthropist/publisher (Dell Books)

1896-06-09

Catherine Filene Shouse, philanthropist (Wolf Trap Institute)

1897-04-19

Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)

1901-07-01

Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist

1901-07-20

Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist

1902-03-30

Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)

1904-04-13

Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (d. 1987)

1904-12-24

Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist.

1906-03-21

John D Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)

1910-10-07

Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)

1911-04-13

Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)

1912-04-27

Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist

1920-09-09

Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)

1924-01-26

Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)

1925-06-16

Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)

1927-03-07

Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist

1928-01-02

Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist

1929-07-05

Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates

1930-05-11

William Carey, Baltimore, Maryland, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC) (d. 2012)

1930-11-26

Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

1933-03-16

Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist

1937-01-02

Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist

1938-10-05

Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist

1940-10-04

Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist

1942-05-18

Simon Isaacs, 4th Marquess of Reading, English aristocrat, banker and philanthropist

1944-08-19

Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist

1975-04-03

Mickey Beyer Clausen, Danish entrepreneur and philanthropist

1975-08-04

Brittany Olson, The Philanthropist

Philanthropist - Notable Weddings

Samuel ColtJun 5, 1856

John D. Rockefeller JrOct 9, 1901

Gregory PeckDec 31, 1955

Ray KrocMar 8, 1969

Robert De NiroJun 17, 1997

Philanthropist - Weddings
Date Event
1856-06-05

Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)

1901-10-09

Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (27) weds Abby Aldrich in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

1955-12-31

Actor Gregory Peck (39) weds philanthropist Veronique Passani (23)

1969-03-08

Businessman Ray Kroc (66) weds philanthropist Joan Mansfield (40)

1997-06-17

Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (57) weds actor Robert De Niro (68) at their Marbletown home

Philanthropist - Notable Deaths

Elizabeth FryOct 12, 1845

Andrew CarnegieAug 11, 1919

John D RockefellerMay 23, 1937

John D. Rockefeller JrMay 11, 1960

Philanthropist - Deaths
Date Event
1624-02-12

George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist (b. 1563)

1708-09-06

Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)

1721-10-11

Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1636)

1751-03-29

Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist

1755-09-08

Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (b. 1715)

1776-03-10

Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)

1786-09-05

Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)

1789-12-23

Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist (b. 1712)

1806-03-17

David Dale, industrialist & philanthropist, dies

1813-12-19

James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1744)

1845-10-12

Elizabeth Fry, British social reformer and philanthropist (b. 1780)

1854-01-18

Juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies

1864-02-15

Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies

1869-11-04

George Peabody, American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust and the Peabody Institute, dies at 74

1873-12-24

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore philanthropist and businessman (b. 1795)

1883-04-04

Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (b. 1791)

1890-04-08

Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76

1899-10-30

William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)

1900-09-23

William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)

1901-06-09

Walter Besant, novelist/philanthropist, dies

1903-01-17

Ignaz Wechselmann, Hungarian architect and philanthropist (b. 1828)

1905-09-19

Thomas John Barnardo, Irish philanthropist (b. 1845)

1913-10-01

Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)

1919-08-11

Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

1924-01-16

Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (b. 1859)

1937-05-23

John D Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

1945-08-19

Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b.1875)

1945-09-16

John "Pa" van de Steur, philanthropist (Java), dies at 80

1946-06-24

Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)

1960-05-11

John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

1961-02-05

Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73

1978-01-10

John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71

1979-02-26

Grace Arnold, The Penny Philanthropist

1985-01-09

Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)

1986-05-11

Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (b. 1910)

1987-01-10

Sir David Robinson, English philanthropist and entrepreneur (b. 1904)

1994-06-10

Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, dies at 64

1994-09-11

Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist, dies at 82

1996-02-25

Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94

1996-10-26

Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist, dies at 95

1998-10-17

Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist

1998-12-14

Annette Strauss, American philanthropist (b. 1924)

1999-02-01

Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (b. 1907)

1999-09-26

Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)

2000-12-20

Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist (b. 1920)

2002-10-01

Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1908)

2003-04-17

Paul Getty, American-born philanthropist (b. 1932)

2003-10-12

Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)

2004-07-11

Laurance Rockefeller, American conservationist and philanthropist (b. 1910)

2005-03-03

Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)

2006-03-03

William Herskovic, Holocaust hero and philanthropist (b. 1914)

2006-05-07

Joan C. Edwards, American philanthropist (b. 1918)

2006-08-21

Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)

2007-07-11

Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)

2007-08-13

Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)

2007-09-01

Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)

2010-01-12

Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)

2012-01-02

William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist, died from complications after a heart attack at 81

2016-06-17

Irving Moskowitz, Prominent American Jewish Philanthropist and Settlement Backer, Dies Aged 88

2016-07-09

Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi dies aged 88

2016-07-10

Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi dies aged 88


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