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.

Honors[edit]

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.

Writings[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

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