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  2. Vanderbilt University - Wikipedia

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    Vanderbilt University (informally Vandy or VU) is a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee.Founded in 1873, it was named in honor of shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1-million endowment in the hopes that his gift and the greater work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inflicted by the Civil War.

  3. Cornelius Vanderbilt - Wikipedia

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    Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877), nicknamed "the Commodore", was an American business magnate who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. After working with his father's business, Vanderbilt worked his way into leadership positions in the inland water trade and invested in the rapidly growing railroad industry, effectively transforming the geography of the United States.

  4. Vanderbilt family - Wikipedia

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    The Vanderbilt family is an American family who gained prominence during the Gilded Age. Their success began with the shipping and railroad empires of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the family expanded into various other areas of industry and philanthropy. Cornelius Vanderbilt's descendants went on to build grand mansions on Fifth Avenue in New York ...

  5. Cornelius Vanderbilt II - Wikipedia

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    Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, II and her daughters, Gladys and Gertrude, having tea in the library at the Breakers Newport, Rhode Island, William Bruce Ellis Ranken, 1932. Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt (1869–1874), was born in 1869 but died of a childhood illness in 1874 at the age of five. William Henry Vanderbilt II (1870–1892) died of typhoid ...

  6. Vanderbilt rape case - Wikipedia

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    Vanderbilt rape case. The Vanderbilt rape case is a criminal case of sexual assault that occurred on June 23, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee, in which four Vanderbilt University football players carried an unconscious 21-year-old female student into a dorm room, gang-raped and sodomized her, photographed and videotaped her, and one urinated on ...

  7. Vanderbilt Family Cemetery and Mausoleum - Wikipedia

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    The Vanderbilt mausoleum, designed by Richard Morris Hunt and constructed in 1885–1886, [2] is part of the family's private section within the cemetery. Their mausoleum is a replica of a Romanesque church in Arles, France. The landscaped grounds around the Vanderbilt mausoleum were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

  8. Vanderbilt Triple Palace - Wikipedia

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    William Henry Vanderbilt wanted to build a large house for his wife, Maria Louisa Kissam, but this was delayed by a lengthy lawsuit over Cornelius's will. Vanderbilt's extensive art collections required space, leading his wife to insist they add a wing to their existing house at 459 Fifth Avenue for their paintings.