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Peabody, George

Born: 1795 AD
Died: 1869 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Philanthropist

1795 – Born on the 18th of February.

1812 – While serving as a volunteer in the War.

1814 – Peabody met Elisha Riggs, provided financial backing for the wholesale dry goods firm of Peabody, Riggs, and Company.

1816 – Peabody moved to Baltimore, where he would live for the next 20 years.

1830 – Peabody moved to London, where he would spend the rest of his life.

1864 – The first dwellings opened by the Peabody Trust for the "artisans and labouring poor of London" were opened in Commercial Street, Whitechapel in February.

1867 – Died in London on the 4th of November, aged 74.