John Jacob Astor IV
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John Jacob Astor IV

Businessman and Officer In the Spanish–american War
Male
Born Jul 13, 1864
Hometown Rhinebeck, New York
Died Apr 15, 1912
Death Place RMS Titanic
Political Party Republican Party
Religion Episcopal Church ...
Nationality American

John Jacob Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War and a member of the prominent Astor family. In April 1912, Astor earned a prominent place in history when he embarked on the ocean liner RMS Titanic, which sank four days into its maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg. Astor was among the 1,514 people on board who did not survive.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1864 Birth John Jacob Astor IV was born on July 13, 1864. … Read More

TWENTIES

1891 27 Years Old On February 17, 1891, Astor married socialite Ava Lowle Willing (1868–1958), a daughter of Edward Shippen Willing and Alice Barton. The couple had two children: Jack and Ava divorced in November 1909. … Read More

THIRTIES

1894 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Among Astor's accomplishments was A Journey in Other Worlds, an 1894 science fiction novel about life in the year 2000 on the planets Saturn and Jupiter.
He also patented several inventions, including a bicycle brake in 1898, a "vibratory disintegrator" used to produce gas from peat moss, and a pneumatic road-improver, and helped develop a turbine engine. … Read More

FORTIES

1912 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 1912, Astor earned a prominent place in history when he embarked on the ocean liner RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank in the early hours of April 15. … Read More
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