|Died||November 4, 1869 (aged 74)|
London, England, U.K.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Resting place||Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts|
|Occupation||Financier, banker, entrepreneur|
|Parent(s)||Thomas Peabody and Judith Dodge|
George Peabody (// PEE-bə-dee; February 18, 1795 – November 4, 1869) was an American financier and philanthropist. He was widely thought as the father of modern philanthropy. He founded the Peabody Trust in Britain and the Peabody Institute and George Peabody Library in Baltimore, and was responsible for many other charitable initiatives.
References[change | change source]
- "Funeral of George Peabody at Westminster Abbey". The New York Times. 1869-11-13. p. 3.
As soon as the ceremony within the church was over the procession formed again, and advanced to a spot near the western entrance, where a temporary grave had been prepared... Here the body was deposited, and will remain until it is transported to America.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to George Peabody at Wikimedia Commons
- Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum. Repository of 145 linear feet of Peabody's business and personal papers.