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ASTOR, John Jacob IV [1864-1912] -- American capitalist, inventor (turbine engine) and real estate magnate; Titanic victim.

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He placed his private yacht, Nourmahal, at the disposal of the U.S. Government and equipped a battery of artillery in the Spanish-American War, in which he served as lt.-col. He was an author and inventor of several mechanical devices, including a bicycle brake and an improved turbine engine.

He perished in the Titanic disaster on returning from his European honeymoon with his second wife.  -30-
 

Chronology

1897
Built the Astoria section of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
1912-04-15
Perished in the sinking of Titanic

Selected Works

  • "A Journey in Other Worlds" (1894) a semi-scientific novel
  • Bookmarks (off-site links)

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    Associated

    • Grandfather: ¤ASTOR, William Backhouse [1792-1875] American capitalist and real estate magnate
    • Mother: ¤ASTOR, Caroline Webster (Mrs.) [1830-1908] American high society ruler
    • Uncle: ¤ASTOR, John Jacob III [1822-1890] American capitalist and real estate magnate

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