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Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins, businessman, philanthropist.


  • Hopkins, Johns was born on May 19, 1795 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. Son of Samuel and Hannah (Janney) Hopkins.

  • Career

    • Organizer wholesale grocery and commission mcht. President Merchants; made will, 1870, left $7,000,000 equally divided between Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital (to fulfill his desire to found a great hospital and a university with medical.


    • father: Samuel Hopkins
    • mother: Hannah (Janney) Hopkins
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    Born March 19, 1795
    Died December 24, 1873
    (aged 78)