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
Inventor, Businessman
J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
15 December 1892, British, American
Businessman

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
08 July 1839, American
Businessman

Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863, American
Businessman

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
09 September 1890, American
Founder of KFC

Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie
25 November 1835, American, Scottish
Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a
Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
03 March 1847, Canadian, Scottish
Inventor of Telephone

J. P. MorganJ. P. Morgan
17 April 1837, American
Financier and Banker

Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker
23 December 1867, American
Entrepreneur
Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton
04 August 1821, French
Businessman

Enzo FerrariEnzo Ferrari
18 February 1898, Italian
Italian racing driver
William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863, American
Newspaper Baron

Conrad HiltonConrad Hilton
25 December 1887, American
American Hotelier and Businessman

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV
13 July 1864, American
Businessman

Jamsetji TataJamsetji Tata
03 March 1839, Indian
Father of Indian Industry

John DeereJohn Deere
07 February 1804, American
Founder of 'Deere & Company'
H. L. HuntH. L. Hunt
17 February 1889, American
Businessman

Otto FrankOtto Frank
12 May 1889, Swiss, German, Dutch
Father of Anne Frank

John Harvey KelloggJohn Harvey Kellogg
26 February 1852, American
Doctor, Inventor

Karl BenzKarl Benz
25 November 1844, German
Entrepreneur
John D. Rockefeller Jr.John D. Rockefeller Jr.
29 January 1874, American
Philanthropist & Businessman

Henry Clay FrickHenry Clay Frick
19 December 1849, American
Businessman
Milton S. HersheyMilton S. Hershey
13 September 1857, American
Confectioner & Philanthropist

Ferdinand PorscheFerdinand Porsche
03 September 1875, Austrian, German, Hungarian
Founder of Porsche Automobile Company

Will Keith KelloggWill Keith Kellogg
07 April 1860, American
Founder of the Kellogg Company
J. P. Morgan Jr.J. P. Morgan Jr.
07 September 1867, American
Banker

Mayer Amschel RothschildMayer Amschel Rothschild
23 February 1744, German
Banker
George HearstGeorge Hearst
03 September 1820, American
Former United States Senator

Henri FayolHenri Fayol
29 July 1841, French
Industrialist, Management Thinker

Samuel ColtSamuel Colt
19 July 1814, American
Inventor
Eddie RickenbackerEddie Rickenbacker
08 October 1890, American
Aviator, Racecar Driver, Military Personnel

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George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film
Thomas CrapperThomas Crapper
28 September 1836, British
Businessman

Harry WarnerHarry Warner
12 December 1881, American
Executive

George CrumGeorge Crum
15 July 1824, American
Chef

Jay GouldJay Gould
27 May 1836, American
Businessman
Isidor StrausIsidor Straus
06 February 1845, American
Businessman
Louis ChevroletLouis Chevrolet
25 December 1878, Swiss, American
Founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company

Charles M. SchwabCharles M. Schwab
18 February 1862, American
American Steel Magnate & Businessman

Thomas C. DurantThomas C. Durant
06 February 1820, American
Investor

Jolie GaborJolie Gabor
29 September 1896, American
Entrepreneur, Socialite
Alfred SloanAlfred P. Sloan
23 May 1875, American
CEO of General Motors Corporation

Werner von SiemensWerner von Siemens
13 December 1816, German
Inventor

Leo BurnettLeo Burnett
21 October 1891, American
Businessman, Advertising Executive

Cyrus McCormickCyrus McCormick
15 February 1809, American
Inventor of mechanical reaper

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876, American
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Anthony FokkerAnthony Fokker
06 April 1890, Dutch
Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft

James J. HillJames J. Hill
16 September 1838, Canadian, American
Canadian-American railroad executive, Businessman
Ghanshyam Das BirlaGhanshyam Das Birla
10 April 1894, Indian
Indian businessman

George CadburyGeorge Cadbury
19 September 1839, British
Businessman

Alexander Turney StewartAlexander Turney Stewart
12 October 1803, American
Entrepreneur
Sarah E. GoodeSarah E. Goode
1855 AD, American
Inventor

Cecil John RhodesCecil John Rhodes
05 July 1853, British
Former Prime Minister of the Cape Colony
Andrew MellonAndrew William Mellon
24 March 1855, American
Industrialist, Philanthropist

P. T.  BarnumP. T. Barnum
05 July 1810, American
American politician

Auguste LumièreAuguste Lumière
19 October 1862, French
Inventor of cinematograph

Louis RenaultLouis Renault
12 February 1877, French
Founder of Renault

George StephenGeorge Stephen
05 June 1829, Canadian, British, Scottish
Scots-Quebecker Banker, Railway Executive in
James Young ChemistJames Young (Chemist)
13 July 1811, Scottish
Chemist

Robert SmallsRobert Smalls
05 April 1839, American
Politician

Louis B. MayerLouis B. Mayer
12 July 1884, Belarusian, Ukrainian, American
Film Producer

Leland StanfordLeland Stanford
09 March 1824, American
Politician
C. W. PostC. W. Post
26 October 1854, American
Nutritionist

J. Bruce IsmayJ. Bruce Ismay
12 December 1862, British
Businessman
Prescott BushPrescott Bush
15 May 1895, American
Politician

Harry Gordon SelfridgeHarry Gordon Selfridge
11 January 1856, British
business magnate

Dorabji TataDorabji Tata
27 August 1859, Indian
 
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
15 February 1892, American
Officer, Banker, Investment banker

Asa Griggs CandlerAsa Griggs Candler
30 December 1851, American
Businessman
William Henry VanderbiltWilliam Henry Vanderbilt
08 May 1821, American
Businessman

Auguste EscoffierAuguste Escoffier
28 October 1846, French
Chef

Ratanji Dadabhoy TataRatanji Dadabhoy Tata
1856 AD, Indian
Aviator
Texas GuinanTexas Guinan
12 January 1884, American
Actress

Thomas CookThomas Cook
22 November 1808, British
Business person
Henry J. KaiserHenry J. Kaiser
09 May 1882, American
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

W. Averell HarrimanW. Averell Harriman
15 November 1891, American
Politician

Kiichiro ToyodaKiichiro Toyoda
11 June 1894, Japanese
Entrepreneur

Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth Arden
31 December 1878, Canadian
Cosmetologist
Albert GöringAlbert Göring
09 March 1895, Austrian, German
Mechanical engineer
Thomas J. WatsonThomas J. Watson
17 February 1874, American
Entrepreneur

James Buchanan DukeJames Buchanan Duke
23 December 1856, American
Entrepreneur

Samuel WilsonSamuel Wilson
13 September 1766, American
Meat-packer

Marcus GoldmanMarcus Goldman
09 December 1821, American
Banker, Entrepreneur, Financier
Harry CohnHarry Cohn
23 July 1891, American
Film producer

Helena RubinsteinHelena Rubinstein
27 March 1870, Polish, American
Business women

Jacob SchiffJacob Schiff
10 January 1847, American
Banker, Financier

Junius Spencer MorganJunius Spencer Morgan
14 April 1813, American
Banker, Financier

Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
22 November 1859, Japanese
Entrepreneur
Ludwig ErhardLudwig Erhard
04 February 1897, German
Economist, Politician, University teacher

William RockefellerWilliam Rockefeller
31 May 1841, American
Businessman
Colleen MooreColleen Moore
19 August 1899, American
Actress

Charles Lewis TiffanyCharles Lewis Tiffany
15 February 1812, American
Trader
Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
31 March 1872, Italian, Russian
Russian art critic
Charles GoodnightCharles Goodnight
05 March 1836, American
Rancher