George Washington Vanderbilt II Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

George Washington Vanderbilt II Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

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This Biography is about one of the best Art Collector George Washington Vanderbilt II including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of George Washington Vanderbilt II
Real Name George Washington Vanderbilt II
Famous as Art Collector
Nationality American
Personal life of George Washington Vanderbilt II
Born on 14 November 1862
Birthday 14th November
Died At Age 51
Sun Sign Scorpio
Born in New Dorp
Died on 06 March 1914
Place of death Washington, D.C.
Family Background of George Washington Vanderbilt II
Father William Henry Vanderbilt
Siblings Cornelius Vanderbilt II
Spouse/Partner Edith Vanderbilt
Children Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt
Founder/Co-Founder Biltmore Farms
Personal Fact of George Washington Vanderbilt II

George Washington Vanderbilt was an art collector primarily known for the lavish Biltmore Estate he built in North Carolina. The estate is the largest privately owned house in the United States and is still owned by one of Vanderbilt’s descendants. The 250-room estate is one of the most prominent examples of the Gilded Age. Born into the famous and wealthy Vanderbilt family as one of the sons of the prominent businessman William Henry “Billy” Vanderbilt, George Vanderbilt was destined to lead a luxurious life marked by lavish displays of wealth.

He was the youngest child in his family and his parents favorite. As a young man he was shy and introvert and was hooked to books and other intellectual pursuits. He was especially interested in reading books on philosophy and also took a keen interest in his family’s vast art collection. As a member of a wealthy family he had the privilege of travelling extensively to foreign countries and learnt several languages as a result.

He was blessed with a strong aesthetic sense and aspired to build a large and beautiful home in the Chteauesque style, using French Renaissance chateaus. Designed by New York architect Richard Morris Hunt, his house in North Carolina was completed in 1895 and gained much prominence for being the largest home in the United States. The estate was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964

 

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