See also:American banker and financier, was
See also:born at Alzei, Rhenish Prussia, on the 8th of
See also:December 1816 . He entered the banking
See also:house of the Rothschilds at
See also:Frankfort at the age of fourteen, acted as their
See also:agent for a
See also:time at Naples, and in 1837 settled in New
See also:York as their American representative . He became an American
See also:citizen, and married a daughter of Commodore
See also:Matthew C .
See also:Perry . He was the
See also:consul-general of
See also:Austria at New York from 1844 to 1850, when he resigned in protest against Austria's treatment of Hungary . In 1853–1855 he was
See also:charge d'affaires for the
See also:United States at the
See also:Hague, and from 1855 to 1858 was the American
See also:resident there . In r86o he was a delegate to the Democratic
See also:Convention at
See also:Charleston, South Carolina, actively supporting
See also:Stephen A .
See also:Douglas for the presidential nomination, and afterwards joining those who withdrew to the convention at Baltimore,
See also:Maryland, where he was chosen
See also:chair-man of the National Democratic
See also:Committee . He energetically supported the Union cause during the
See also:Civil War, and exerted a strong influence in favour of the
See also:North upon the merchants and financiers of England and France . He remained at the
See also:head of the Democratic organization until 1872 . He died in New York on the 24th of
See also:November 1890 . His son, PERRY
See also:BELMONT (1851– ), was born in New York on the 28th of December 1851, graduated at Harvard in 1872 and at the
See also:Law School in 1876, and practised law in New York for five years .
He was a Democratic member ofCongress from 1881 to 1889, serving in 1885–1887 as chairman of the committee on
See also:foreign affairs . In 1889 he was United States minister to Spain . Another son,
See also:AUGUST BELMONT (18J3– ), was born in New York on the ,8th of
See also:February 1853 and graduated at Harvard in 1875 . He succeeded his
See also:father as head of the banking house and was prominent in railway
See also:finance, and in financing and
See also:building the New York subway . In 1904 he was one of the
See also:principal supporters of
See also:Alton B .
See also:Parker for the Democratic presidential nomination, and served as chairman of the finance committee of the Democratic National Committee . A
See also:volume entitled Letters, Speeches and Addresses of August Belmont (the elder) was published at New York in 189o .
BELLUNO (anc. Bellunum)
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