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Meyer Guggenheim

Meyer Guggenheim (February 1, 1828 - March 15, 1905) was the patriarch of what became known as the Guggenheim family. He was born in Langnau Switzerland and emigrated to the United States in 1847. He started out in the importing business, but made his and his family's fortune in mining and smelting. He and his wife Barbara had ten surviving children. Five of his seven sons were active in the family businesses:

Two other brothers were Benjamin (1865-1912), who drowned in the Titanic shipwreck, and William.

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