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 (văn′dər-bĭlt′), Cornelius Known as "Commodore Vanderbilt." 1794-1877.
American transportation magnate and financier who amassed a great fortune in shipping and the development of railroads. His descendants, noted for their lavish lifestyles and for their philanthropy, were among the most socially prominent members of the 19th-century American upper class.


(Biography) Cornelius, known as Commodore Vanderbilt. 1794–1877, US steamship and railway magnate and philanthropist


(ˈvæn dər bɪlt)

Cornelius, 1794–1877, U.S. financier.
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Noun1.Vanderbilt - United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)Vanderbilt - United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
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