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History educator

Peter Baldwin is a professor of history at the New York University and a philanthropist.


Baldwin, Peter was born on December 22, 1956 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of John W. and Jenny (Jochens) Baldwin.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1978;Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1980;Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1986.


He has written several books about Europe. A study of the state of trans-Atlantic relations between the United States and Europe from Oxford University Press was published in late 2009, entitled The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe are Alike. In 2014 he published The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle.

By March 2013, the Fund had made grant commitments of over $234 million to preserve endangered culture and nature. As of December 2015, the Fund has made grant commitments of over $363 million to charities and scholarly institutions globally that preserve cultural heritage and the environment and promote open access. Arcadia-funded projects include the Endangered Languages Documentation program at SOAS, the Endangered Archive Program at the British Library and Fauna & Flora International's Halcyon Land and Sea fund.

Baldwin and Rausing are listed as one of the biggest benefactors to the Wikimedia Foundation.



Married Dagmar Richter, 1985. Children: Lukas, Elias.

John W. Baldwin

Jenny (Jochens) Baldwin

Dagmar Richter

Lukas Baldwin

Elias Baldwin