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Astor, John Jacob Syllabification: As·tor, John Jacob
Pronunciation: /ˈastər/

Definition of Astor, John Jacob in English:

( 1763–1848), US merchant; born in Germany. He immigrated to the US in 1784 and made a fortune in the fur trade and in real estate.

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