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  2. William Waldorf Astor - Wikipedia

    William Waldorf "Willy" Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (31 March 1848 – 18 October 1919) was an American-British attorney, politician, businessman (hotels and newspapers), and philanthropist. Astor was a scion of the very wealthy Astor family of New York City .

  3. Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor - Wikipedia,_2nd...

    Early life. Astor was born in New York City. He was the eldest son of William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor, and Mary Dahlgren Paul.His younger brothers were John Rudolph Astor (who died young) and John Jacob Astor V, Baron Astor of Hever.

  4. William Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor - Wikipedia,_3rd...

    William was the eldest son of Waldorf Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne (by marriage, Viscountess Astor). He was educated at Eton and at New College, Oxford. Political career. In 1932, Astor was appointed secretary to Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, at a League of Nations Committee of Enquiry in what was then known as Manchuria.

  5. Astor family - Wikipedia

    The Astor family achieved prominence in business, society, and politics in the United States and the United Kingdom during the 19th and 20th centuries. With ancestral roots in the Italian Alps region of Italy by way of Germany, the Astors settled in Germany, first appearing in North America in the 18th century with John Jacob Astor, one of the wealthiest people in history

  6. Waldorf-Astoria (1893–1929) - Wikipedia–1929)

    On November 1, 1897, Waldorf's cousin, John Jacob Astor IV, opened the 16 story Astoria Hotel on an adjacent site. The Astoria, named after Astoria, Oregon which was founded by John Jacob Astor in 1811, stood on the site of William B. Astor's house, and was leased to Boldt.

  7. John Jacob Astor IV – Wikipedia

    Herkunft. John Jacob Astor IV war ein Urenkel des aus Walldorf in der Kurpfalz stammenden Pelzhändlers Johann Jakob Astor (1763–1848), des Begründers der Astor-Familie.Er war der einzige Sohn des wohlhabenden Geschäftsmannes William Backhouse Astor, Jr. (1830–1892) und dessen Frau Caroline Webster Schermerhorn (1830–1908).

  8. Astor family | American family | Britannica

    Astor family, wealthy American family whose fortune, rooted in the fur trade, came to be centred on real estate investments in New York City. John Jacob Astor (1763–1848) was the founder of the family fortune. His son, William Backhouse Astor (1792–1875), who inherited the major portion of the estate, continued his father’s program of investing in Manhattan real estate and greatly ...

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  10. John Jacob Astor IV - Wikipedia

    Nel 1897, egli fece costruire l'hotel Astoria, l'"Hotel più lussuoso del mondo", a New York, adiacente al Waldorf Hotel, di proprietà del cugino e rivale William Astor. Il complesso sarebbe divenuto noto come il Waldorf-Astoria Hotel e, per coincidenza, sarebbe stato successivamente sede delle indagini degli Stati Uniti sul naufragio del ...

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