Madeleine Astor

Socialite and Titanic Survivor
Born Jun 19, 1893

Madeleine Talmage Astor Dick (June 19, 1893 – March 27, 1940) was the second wife and widow of millionaire John Jacob Astor IV and a survivor of the RMS Titanic disaster.

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  • Titanic's Last Supper The Epoch Times
    Google News - Jun 20, 2011
  • Antiques; Connoisseurs Of Tragedy Disperse Relics Of Wrecks
    NYTimes - Jun 18, 2010
  • Keeping 'titanic' Dynamic
    NYTimes - Oct 02, 1998
  • Long Island Guide
    NYTimes - Mar 29, 1998


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Madeleine Astor.


1893 Birth Born on June 19, 1893.


1911 18 Years Old Madeleine and Jack were engaged in August 1911 and married on September 9, 1911. There was a considerable amount of opposition to his marriage not only because of their age difference but also since he had divorced his first wife only two years previously in November 1909. … Read More
1912 19 Years Old 1 More Event
On the night of April 14, 1912, Colonel Astor reported to his wife that the ship had hit an iceberg. … Read More


1913 20 Years Old She did not seem to appear very often in society until the end of 1913, when according to the press they were able to publish her first photograph since the Titanic disaster.
1915 22 Years Old After this, she appeared more often in public and her activities were frequently reported in the press. In 1915, she remodelled her house on Fifth Avenue and this was made a feature article in the New York Sun. … Read More
1916 23 Years Old Four years after Colonel Astor's death, Madeleine married her childhood friend banker William Karl Dick (May 28, 1888 – September 5, 1953) on June 22, 1916, in Bar Harbor, Maine. … Read More


1933 40 Years Old They divorced on July 21, 1933, in Reno, Nevada. Four months later, on November 27, 1933, Madeleine married Italian actor/boxer Enzo Fiermonte (1908–1993) in a civil ceremony in New York City, New York. They honeymooned in Palm Beach, Florida. They eventually moved there. They had no children together and divorced on June 11, 1938, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
1940 47 Years Old Madeleine died of a heart ailment at her mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 27, 1940, at the age of 46. … Read More
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