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|Birth:||18th February, 1795|
|Death:||4th November, 1869|
|Profession:||Banker, Businessman, Financier, Philanthropist|
George Peabody was born in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA. He was an American banker, businessman, financier, and Philanthropist. In 1837, he moved to London, then the capital of world finance, where he became the most noted American banker and helped to establish the young country's international credit. Having no son of his own to whom to pass on his business, Peabody took on Junius Spencer Morgan as a partner in 1854, and their joint business would go on to become J.P. Morgan & Co. after Peabody's 1864 retirement. He founded the Peabody Trust in Britain and the Peabody Institute and George Peabody Library in Baltimore, and was responsible for many other charitable initiatives.
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