Andrew carnegie, (born november 25, 1835, dunfermline, fife, scotland—died august 11, 1919, lenox, massachusetts, us), scottish-born american industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the american steel industry in the late 19th century he was also one of the most important philanthropists of his era. Andrew carnegie helped build the formidable american steel industry, a process that turned a poor young man into the richest man in the world. Author and historian david nasaw, who specializes in early 20th-century american social and cultural history, is a professor of history at the graduate center of the city university of new york his books andrew carnegie (2006) and the patriarch: the remarkable life and turbulent times of joseph p.
Scottish-born andrew carnegie (1835-1919) was an american industrialist who amassed a fortune in the steel industry then became a major philanthropist carnegie worked in a pittsburgh cotton. Andrew carnegie lived from november 25, 1835 to august 11, 1919 carnegie was born in dunfermline, scotland, the son of a handloom weaver he was a scottish-american business magnate, industrialist and philanthropist. Life works cited his profits from steel made strengthened the american economy america's most prominent tycoon, he was the richest man alive championed the use of vertical integration, the control of an entire industry from top to bottom. Andrew carnegie was a scottish-american industrialist and philanthropist who lived from 1835-1919 he was one of the richest american and business tycoon he led to expansion of american steel industry and in the last 18 years of his life, he donated 90% of his wealth.
Inspired in part by fellow gilded age tycoon andrew carnegie (1835-1919), who made a vast fortune in the steel industry then became a philanthropist and gave away the bulk of his money. On july 4, 1899, the steel tycoon andrew carnegie finally got his diplodocus he had set his eye on this fossil prize in the fall of the previous year when the new york journal ran a fanciful. November 1835 in history browse historical events, important birthdays and notable deaths in history from nov 1835 or search by date, day or keyword. In total, the scotland-born steel tycoon donated more than $40 million for the construction of 1,679 public libraries across the united states, according to an article in the american library. The american tycoon andrew carnegie pays a 21st century visit to one of the libraries he donated, this one on the beautiful caribbean island of barbados.
Us history chapter 4 key terms study play andrew carnegie a steel tycoon who used vertical integration to increase profits entrepreneur a person who invests money in a business venture to make a profit eugene v debs leader of railroad union imprisoned for his efforts. Here are some interesting thoughts of andrew carnegie, the amazing scottish american he built the carnegie steel company / us steel, the carnegie hall, among many other public institutions like museums. Andrew carnegie was a self-made steel tycoon and one of the wealthiest businessmen of 19th century he later dedicated his life to philanthropic endeavors synopsis.
Legendary tycoon andrew carnegie credits this practice for his riches — and it can be used by anyone he was the richest man in the country after helping build the american steel industry. In his remaining years, andrew carnegie finished his autobiography and worked relentlessly towards disarmament and world peace on august 11, 1919, the steel tycoon breathed his last at lenox, massachusetts, fighting bronchial pneumonia. Why did tycoon andrew carnegie keep bill jones' portrait in his bedchamber gratitude because jones, the engineering genius, made the carnegie-owned edgar thomson steel works (et) the world's. His most renowned purchase was in 1901, when he bought the carnegie steel company for $500 million to create us steel within ten years us steel was worth over a billion dollars morgan's actions marked a shift in thinking among american industrialists.
Andrew carnegie : steel tycoon [john bowman] -- a biography of the scottish immigrant who became the richest man in the world for his time, due to his involvements in the railroad, telegraph, iron, and steel and who before he died disposed of the. Andrew carnegie (1835–1919) was among the wealthiest and most famous industrialists of his day through carnegie corporation of new york, the innovative philanthropic foundation he established in 1911, his fortune has since supported everything from the discovery of insulin and the dismantling of nuclear weapons, to the creation of pell grants and sesame street. Andrew carnegie was an american industrialist and businessman who lived from 1835 until his role in the steel industry helped steel become the predominant material used in the construction of i like what he said about the gospel of wealth. Carnegie was a child of poverty who became one of the richest men on earth but his life, while largely charmed, had a massive scar of bad judgment on it.