What is Andrew Carnegie?

  • (noun): United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919).
    Synonyms: Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie ( /kɑrˈneɪɡi/ kar-NAY-gee, but commonly /ˈkɑrnɨɡi/ KAR-nə-gee or /kɑrˈnɛɡi/ kar-NEG-ee; November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the highest profile philanthropists of his era; his 1889 article "Wealth" (known more commonly -- particularly in colloquial parlance -- as "The Gospel of Wealth") remains a formative advisory text for those who aspire to lead philantropic lives.

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Andrew Carnegie Mansion
... The Andrew Carnegie Mansion is located at 2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, New York ... Andrew Carnegie built his mansion in 1903 and lived there until his death in 1919 his wife, Louise, lived there until her death in 1946 ... The surrounding neighborhood on Manhattan's Upper East Side has come to be called Carnegie Hill ...
Carnegie Institution For Science - History - The Name
... Beginning in 1895, Andrew Carnegie donated his vast fortune to establish 22 organizations around the world that today bear his name and carry on work in fields as diverse as art, education ... (See Andrew Carnegie's 23 Organizations) ... In 2007, the institution adopted the name "Carnegie Institution for Science" to better distinguish it from the other organizations established by and ...
Ludington Public Library - Mid History
... They first made contact with Andrew Carnegie around 1903 concerning obtaining funds for the construction of a new library ... The Pere Marquette Literary Club worked on obtaining the grant from the Carnegie Institution for construction of the new Ludington library ... Carnegie wrote back a letter saying that as soon as the city council decided on a free site and could guarantee it then funds would be appropriated ...
Thomas M. Carnegie - Career - The Lucy Furnace and Thomson Works
... Thomas Carnegie played a critical role in the expansion of the Carnegie Bros ... joined the Isabella Furnace Company were Thomas' friends, not Andrew's ... Thomas Carnegie supervised the operation of the Lucy furnace, and he was almost alone in contributing to its business success ...
Andrew Carnegie - Legacy and Honors
... The dinosaur Diplodocus carnegiei (Hatcher) was named for Carnegie after he sponsored the expedition that discovered its remains in the Morrison Formation (Jurassic) of Utah ... Carnegie was so proud of "Dippi" that he had casts made of the bones and plaster replicas of the whole skeleton donated to several museums in Europe and South America ... is assembled and stands in the Hall of Dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ...

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