ASTOR, John Jacob


ASTOR, John Jacob
(1864-1912)
   US writer, descendant of the celebrated fur trader; he went down with the Titanic. His A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future (1894) features an ANTIGRAVITY device - apergy, borrowed from Percy GREG's Across the Zodiac (1880) - that powers a craft in a tour of the Solar System in AD2000. Earth itself is a conventional UTOPIA; JUPITER is Edenic; Saturn is a kind of Heaven. There is much mystical speculation, the journey having as much to do with theological allegory as with scientific prophecy or the theory of parallel EVOLUTION.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Astor, John Jacob — orig. Johann Jakob Astor born July 17, 1763, Waldorf, Ger. died March 29, 1848, New York, N.Y., U.S. German born U.S. fur magnate and financier. After emigrating from Germany at age17, he opened a fur goods shop in New York с 1786. By 1800 he was …   Universalium

  • Astor, John Jacob — orig Johann Jakob Astor (17 jul. 1763, Waldorf, Alemania–29 mar. 1848, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Magnate peletero y financista estadounidense nacido en Alemania. Emigró de Alemania a los 17 años de edad y abrió en Nueva York una tienda de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Astor,John Jacob — As·tor (ăsʹtər), John Jacob. 1763 1848. German born American fur trader and capitalist who became the wealthiest man of his time in the United States. * * * …   Universalium

  • Astor, John Jacob — (1763 1848)    Founder of Astor Fur Company.    Index: Bk Sends news of declaration of war in 1812, 204.    Bib.: Bryce, Hudson s Bay Company; Cyc. Am. Biog …   The makers of Canada

  • ASTOR, JOHN JACOB —    a millionaire, son of a German peasant, who made a fortune of four millions in America by trading in furs (1763 1848). His son doubled his fortune; known as the landlord of New York (1792 1875) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Astor, John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron — ▪ British journalist [1886 1971] born May 20, 1886, New York, New York, U.S. died July 19, 1971, Cannes, France  British journalist and great great grandson of the U.S. fur magnate John Jacob Astor (Astor, John Jacob); as chief proprietor of The… …   Universalium

  • John Jacob Astor VI — John Jacob Astor VI[1] (14 août 1912 26 juin 1992) est un membre de la prestigieuse famille Astor. Il est le fils posthume du milliardaire John Jacob Astor IV et de sa jeune épouse Madeleine. Il naît en effet quatre mois après la mort de son père …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John Jacob Astor — John Jacob Astor. John Jacob Astor, de nacimiento Johann Jakob Astor (17 de julio de 1763, Walldorf, Alemania 29 de marzo de 1848, Nueva York, Estados Unidos) fue el primer millonario de los EE. UU., siendo de origen alemán. Fue el creador del… …   Wikipedia Español

  • John Jacob Astor IV — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Astor. John Jacob Astor IV …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John Jacob Astor — Johann Jacob Astor, Detail eines Ölgemäldes von Gilbert Stuart, 1794 Johann Jakob Astor (* 17. Juli 1763 in Walldorf bei Heidelberg; † 29. März 1848[1]in New York City) war ein deutscher Emigrant, der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Jacob Astor — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Astor. John Jacob Astor …   Wikipédia en Français


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