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Biography of Johns Hopkins

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Birthname: Johns Hopkins


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Biography of Johns Hopkins:

1795 - Born on an Anne Arundel County tobacco plantation on the 19th of May.  1807 - His parents, Maryland-born Samuel Hopkins and Virginia-born Hannah Janney, freed their slaves.

 1832 - Hopkins commissioned a young Baltimore painter named Alfred Jacob Miller.  1957-1873 - Johns Hopkins invested heavily in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, where Johns Hopkins made most of his fortune.

Johns Hopkins twice put up his own money to bail out the railroad.  1873 - Johns Hopkins died on Christmas Eve, Johns Hopkins left his fortune of $8 million to found a university and hospital.

Hopkins' will stated that the hospital was to "compare favorably with any institution of like character in this country or in Europe" and, remarkably for its time, the hospital was to treat "the poor of this city and state, of all races.

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