Joseph Florimond Loubat

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Joseph Florimond Loubat
Born (1831-01-31)January 31, 1831
New York City
Died March 1, 1927(1927-03-01) (aged 96)
Nationality United States
Education University of Paris
Occupation philanthropist
Title Duc de Loubat

Joseph Florimond Loubat (January 31, 1831 – March 1, 1927) was a U.S. philanthropist. He was ennobled as Duc de Loubat by Pope Leo XIII in 1893.

Loubat was born in New York City into a wealthy family. He traveled extensively in Europe, and graduated from the University of Paris.

In 1898, he gave Columbia University a gift of $1.1 million, and later gave Columbia money to fund the Loubat Prize. He also endowed chairs at several universities across Europe and the United States, including Columbia.


In addition to his ennoblement, Loubat was a member of the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, a Commandeur of the Légion d'honneur, and a member of the Union Club, Knickerbocker Club, and New York Yacht Club.


  • The Medallic History of the United States of America, 1776-1876 (1878)
  • Codex Fejrvry-Mayer: An Old Mexican Picture Manuscript in the Liverpool Free Public Museums (12014/M) — with Augustus Henry Keane


  • "Duke de Loubat Dies at Age of 96". New York Times 2 Mar. 1927: 25.

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