| Share
 

Stephen Girard

merchant, financier, philanthropist
Born: 5/20/1750
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France

He captained ships and settled in Philadelphia in 1776 to become a successful merchant and started his own bank. Loaned money to the United States to finance the War of 1812, and donated millions to found Girard College in Philadelphia.

Died: 12/26/1831

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Stephen Girard from Infoplease:

  • Girard: meaning and definitions - Girard: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Stephen Girard - Girard, Stephen Girard, Stephen , 1750–1831, American merchant, banker, and philanthropist, ...
  • Girard College - Girard College Girard College, in Philadelphia, an elementary and secondary boarding school for ...
  • Bass Otis - Otis, Bass Otis, Bass, 1784–1861, American portrait painter and mezzotint engraver, b. ...
  • Horace Binney - Binney, Horace Binney, Horace, 1780–1875, American lawyer, b. Philadelphia. A leading lawyer ...

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring