Charles Lewis Tiffany

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Charles Lewis Tiffany
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Born(1812-02-15)February 15, 1812
Killingly, Connecticut, United States
DiedFebruary 18, 1902(1902-02-18) (aged 90)
Yonkers, New York, United States
Resting placeGreen-Wood Cemetery
CitizenshipUnited States
Net worthUSD $35 million at the time of his death (approximately 1/616th of US GNP)[1]
Spouse(s)Harriet Olivia Avery Young (1817-1897)
ChildrenCharles Lewis Tiffany Jr. (1842-1847)
Annie Olivia Tiffany Mitchell (1844-1937)
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933)
Louise Harriet Tiffany (1856-1937)
Henry Charles Tiffany (1858-1859)
Burnett Young Tiffany (1860-1945)

Charles Lewis Tiffany (February 15, 1812 – February 18, 1902) was an American jewelry designer. He was a leader in the nineteenth century American jewelry trade. He founded New York City's Tiffany & Co. in 1837. He helped introduced the English standard of sterling silver in imported jewelry in 1851.[2]

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  1. Klepper, Michael; Gunther, Michael (1996), The Wealthy 100: From Benjamin Franklin to Bill Gates—A Ranking of the Richest Americans, Past and Present, Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Publishing Group, p. xii, ISBN 978-0-8065-1800-8, OCLC 33818143
  2. "Tiffany & Co. For The Press | About Tiffany & Co. | A Legacy of Sterling Silver | United States". press.tiffany.com. Retrieved 2018-08-14.