Cornelius Vanderbilt

About Cornelius Vanderbilt

Birth Day: May 27, 1794
Birth Place: Staten Island, NY

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt was born on May 27, 1794 in Staten Island, NY. Nicknamed the Commodore. He amassed an enormous fortune through shipping and railroads.
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As per our current Database, Cornelius Vanderbilt has been died on Jan 4, 1877 (age 82).

🎂 Cornelius Vanderbilt - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Cornelius Vanderbilt die, Cornelius Vanderbilt was 82 years old.

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Occupation Entrepreneur
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 27, 1794 (Staten Island, NY)
Birthday May 27
Town/City Staten Island, NY
Nationality NY

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Cornelius Vanderbilt’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Cornelius Vanderbilt was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Nicknamed the Commodore. He amassed an enormous fortune through shipping and railroads.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at age 11 to work for his father's ferry Business.


He was a renowned philanthropist and used part of his fortune to start a famous university that bore his name.

Family Life

His son william Henry Vanderbilt greatly expanded the empire and added to the millions earned by his father. He married Sophia Johnson in 1813 and he had another son named George Washington Vanderbilt II.

Associated With

He hired the great orator Daniel Webster to defend him in the Supreme Court against monopoly charges.

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