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William Waldorf Astor (1848–1919)

Astor, William Waldorf, Baron. A British publisher; born in New York, March 31, 1848; died in 1919. He is the great-grandson of John Jacob Astor, and graduated at Columbia Law School. He was United States minister to Italy, 1882–85, resided in London, and was the proprietor of the Pall Mall Gazette. He became a British subject, and received a barony in 1915. He is the author of ‘Valentino,’ a historical romance (1886), and ‘Sforza,’ a story of Milan (1889).