19th Century Business People
Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Entrepreneurs, including Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie.
Thomas EdisonThomas Edison

11 February 1847

American

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty

15 December 1892

British,American

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller

08 July 1839

American

Henry FordHenry Ford

30 July 1863

American

Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie

25 November 1835

American,Scottish

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell

03 March 1847

Canadian,Scottish

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders

09 September 1890

American

Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton

04 August 1821

French

J. P. MorganJ. P. Morgan

17 April 1837

American

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst

29 April 1863

American

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton

25 December 1887

American

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV

13 July 1864

American

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Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker

23 December 1867

American

Enzo FerrariEnzo Ferrari

18 February 1898

Italian

John D. Rockefeller Jr.John D. Rockefeller Jr.

29 January 1874

American

Otto FrankOtto Frank

12 May 1889

Swiss,German,Dutch

Jamsetji TataJamsetji Tata

03 March 1839

Indian

Mayer Amschel RothschildMayer Amschel Rothschild

23 February 1744

German

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Milton S. HersheyMilton S. Hershey

13 September 1857

American

Isidor StrausIsidor Straus

06 February 1845

American

H. L. HuntH. L. Hunt

17 February 1889

American

J. P. Morgan Jr.J. P. Morgan Jr.

07 September 1867

American

Jay GouldJay Gould

27 May 1836

American

George EastmanGeorge Eastman

12 July 1854

American

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Samuel ColtSamuel Colt

19 July 1814

American

Will Keith KelloggWill Keith Kellogg

07 April 1860

American

Louis ChevroletLouis Chevrolet

25 December 1878

Swiss,American

Charles M. SchwabCharles M. Schwab

18 February 1862

American

Cyrus McCormickCyrus McCormick

15 February 1809

American

Leo BurnettLeo Burnett

21 October 1891

American

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Alfred SloanAlfred P. Sloan

23 May 1875

American

Werner von SiemensWerner von Siemens

13 December 1816

German

Jolie GaborJolie Gabor

29 September 1896

American

James J. HillJames J. Hill

16 September 1838

Canadian,American

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering

29 August 1876

American

Ghanshyam Das BirlaGhanshyam Das Birla

10 April 1894

Indian

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P. T.  BarnumP. T. Barnum

05 July 1810

American

Anthony FokkerAnthony Fokker

06 April 1890

Dutch

George CadburyGeorge Cadbury

19 September 1839

British

Alexander Turney StewartAlexander Turney Stewart

12 October 1803

American

Cecil John RhodesCecil John Rhodes

05 July 1853

British

Auguste LumièreAuguste Lumière

19 October 1862

French

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Andrew MellonAndrew William Mellon

24 March 1855

American

Louis RenaultLouis Renault

12 February 1877

French

George StephenGeorge Stephen

05 June 1829

Canadian,British,Scottish

James Young ChemistJames Young (Chemist)

13 July 1811

Scottish

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi

03 March 1882

Italian,American

John Harvey KelloggJohn Harvey Kellogg

26 February 1852

American

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George Herbert WalkerGeorge Herbert Walker

11 June 1875

American

Al SwearengenAl Swearengen

08 July 1845

American

Harry Gordon SelfridgeHarry Gordon Selfridge

11 January 1856

British

Henry Clay FrickHenry Clay Frick

19 December 1849

American

John RabeJohn Rabe

23 November 1882

German

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht

22 January 1877

German,Danish

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James ForrestalJames Forrestal

15 February 1892

American

Thomas AndrewsThomas Andrews

07 February 1873

British

Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff

10 January 1847

American

Dorabji TataDorabji Tata

27 August 1859

Indian

Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi

22 November 1859

Japanese

Kiichiro ToyodaKiichiro Toyoda

11 June 1894

Japanese

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Albert GöringAlbert Göring

09 March 1895

Austrian,German

Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman

09 December 1821

American

John Francis DodgeJohn Francis Dodge

25 October 1864

American

Henry J. KaiserHenry J. Kaiser

09 May 1882

American

James Buchanan DukeJames Buchanan Duke

23 December 1856

American

Ratanji Dadabhoy TataRatanji Dadabhoy Tata

1856 AD

Indian

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Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev

31 March 1872

Italian,Russian

Calouste GulbenkianCalouste Gulbenkian

23 March 1869

British

Ludwig ErhardLudwig Erhard

04 February 1897

German

Mohan Singh OberoiMohan Singh Oberoi

15 August 1898

Indian

Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini

06 May 1870

American

C. D. DeshmukhC. D. Deshmukh

14 January 1896

Indian

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Walther FunkWalther Funk

18 August 1890

Bulgarian,German

Robert BoschRobert Bosch

23 September 1861

Austrian,German

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron RothschildNathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild

08 November 1840

British

Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin

08 July 1838

German

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

08 February 1868

British

Samuel SachsSamuel Sachs

28 July 1851

American

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Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan

14 April 1813

American

Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer

22 May 1880

South African

C. W. PostC. W. Post

26 October 1854

American