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ASTOR, William Waldorf [1848-1919] -- Anglo-American capitalist, real estate magnate and diplomat, 1st Viscount Astor of Hever Castle

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1st Viscount Astor of Hever Castle (1917)

A great grandson of John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) and son of John Jacob Astor III (1822-90, he settled in England and became a British subject.

He entered into journalism with the purchase of the Pall Mall Gazette, later followed by his acquisition of the London Sunday Observer.

His last years were marked by bitter prejudice against his former countrymen in America.  -30-
 

Chronology

1882-1885
U.S. Minister to Italy
1887-
New York legislature
1890
Emigrated to England
1893
Purchase of Pall Mall Gazette
1899
A British subject
1911
Purchase of London Sunday Observer
1916
Created Baron
1917
Viscount
1917
1st Viscount Astor of Hever Castle

Selected Works

  • "Sforza" (1889 novel)
  • "Valentino" (1885 novel)

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